Tonight: Alia Malek!
Tonight at 7:30 PM: Alia Malek presents A Country Called Amreeka: U.S. History Retold Through Arab-American Lives
Fort Greene-based journalist and civil rights lawyer Alia Malek is the daughter of Syrian immigrants, and for years she found herself being asked by Americans to translate the Middle East and by folks in the Middle East to explain America. Her first book, A Country Called Amreeka, just published in paperback, is the story of the last forty-plus years of American history, told through the eyes of Arab Americans. Each chapter describes a familiar event in U.S. history and invites readers to live that moment in time in the skin of one Arab American. Join us for a reading and discussion with Malek of the contemporary Arab American experience and its importance in understanding our nation and our world.