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A ZOOM Conversation with Author Rabih Alameddine

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A ZOOM Conversation with Author Rabih Alameddine

A ZOOM Conversation with Author Rabih Alameddine

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Join us on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with author Rabih Alameddine. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Alameddine will discuss his latest book, The Wrong End of the Telescope.

The event is free, open to the public and conducted via ZOOM.
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Book Synopsis

In Alameddine’s latest, The Wrong End of the Telescope, an Arab American trans woman and doctor named Mina is at the center of this transporting novel set in a Syrian refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, vibrantly brought to life through Alameddine’s unmistakable voice-driven style and buoyed by his ability to locate humor and humanity in the face of insurmountable hardship.

Mina Simpson, a Lebanese doctor, arrives at the infamous Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece, after being urgently summoned for help by her friend who runs an NGO there. Alienated from her family except for her beloved brother, Mina has avoided being so close to her homeland for decades. But with a week off work and apart from her wife of thirty years, Mina hopes to accomplish something meaningful, among the abundance of Western volunteers who pose for selfies with beached dinghies and the camp’s children. Soon, a boat crosses bringing Sumaiya, a fiercely resolute Syrian matriarch with terminal liver cancer. Determined to protect her children and husband at all costs, Sumaiya refuses to alert her family to her diagnosis. Bonded together by Sumaiya’s secret, a deep connection sparks between the two women, and as Mina prepares a course of treatment with the limited resources on hand, she confronts the circumstances of the migrants’ displacement, as well as her own constraints in helping them.

Not since the inimitable Aaliya of An Unnecessary Woman has Rabih Alameddine conjured such a winsome heroine to lead us to one of the most wrenching conflicts of our time. Cunningly weaving in stories of other refugees into Mina’s singular own, The Wrong End of the Telescope is a bedazzling tapestry of both tragic and amusing portraits of indomitable spirits facing a humanitarian crisis.

About Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels The Angel of History; An Unnecessary Woman; The Hakawati; I, the Divine; Koolaids; and the story collection, The Perv. In 2019, he won the Dos Passos Prize. He tweets at @rabihalameddine

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Date And Time

2021-11-30 @ 06:30 PM to
2021-11-30 @ 07:30 PM
 

Location

Online Event
 

Registration End Date

2021-12-01

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