Understanding The Middle East Book Club
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 nonfiction 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 email@example.com. New members are always welcome.
March 18 – Devil's Game by Robert Dreyfuss (chapters 1-6).
April 15 – Devil's Game by Robert Dreyfuss (chapters 7-end). This meeting will not be in the store--it will be in the Community Room at Lake Boone Trail Starbucks, 3800 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh NC 27607.
May - no meeting
June 17 – The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad
"The most clear and engaging history of the deadly, historic partnership between Western powers and political Islam."—Salon.com
Devil's Game is the first comprehensive account of America's misguided efforts, stretching across decades, to dominate the strategically vital Middle East by courting and cultivating Islamic fundamentalism.
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story.