Muslim Journeys First Book Discussion: How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America.
10/24/2013, LIU Post Campus Event Oct 24Pioneer Room, Hillwood Commons, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
October 24, 2013
10:30 p.m. - 12 noon
Pioneer Room, Hillwood Commons
Please note: Registration is required. Call IMC, Library at 516-299-2895
Muslim Journeys First Book Discussion: How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America. By Mustafa Bayoumi.
Facilitator; Dr. Margaret Hallissy, Professor of English, LIU Post, winner of David Newton Award of Excellence in Teaching, and winner of the Trustees Award for Scholarship for an Individual Work.
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 seven “twenty-somethings” living in Brooklyn, home to the largest Arab-American population in the United States.
This event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the LIU Post Library and partners, and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities
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