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Understanding the Middle East (online)

Understanding The Middle East group meets on the third Monday of  the month at 7 p.m.  It has the purpose of exploring the rich culture of the Middle East through literature (poetry, fiction, memoirs). They do include readings of non-fiction as they try to gain an understanding of history and current events.  Although they read writers from the west, the goal is to discover the many talented authors from middle eastern countries who may not be well known in the U.S.  Even though discussions of politics cannot always be avoided, this is not the focus.

For more information, contact Tina Martin at  tgmartin89@hotmail.com.  New members are always welcome.

June 15th Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul by Charles King

Event date: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393351866
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 2nd, 2015

"Hugely enjoyable, magnificently researched, and deeply absorbing." —Jason Goodwin, New York Times Book Review

At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock.

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