Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Group with Greenlight Bookseller
Discussing How Does it Feel to be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi
Our nonfiction book group meets monthly to read and discuss the most fascinating topics in nonfiction. This month, the group reads How Does it Feel to be a Problem by Moustafa Bayoumi. Just over a century ago , W.E.B. Du Bois posed a probing question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: How does it feel to be a problem? Now, Moustafa Bayoumi asks the same about America's new "problem"-Arab- and Muslim-Americans. Bayoumi takes readers into the lives of 7 twenty-somethings living in Brooklyn, home to the largest Arab-American population in the United States. How Does it Feel to be a Problem is an eye-opening look at how young Arab- and Muslim-Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy.