Discuss In the Country of Men with Portland area alumni
- 9:00 PM
Thursday Nov 21, 2013
Hosted by Kristine Weber '92
Discuss In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar with alumni in the Portland area. The discussion will be led by Kristine Weber '92. If you plan to attend, please contact Kristine via email to RSVP and for directions.
Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman’s days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood. And then one day he sees his father across the square of a busy marketplace, his face wrapped in a pair of dark sunglasses. Wasn’t he supposed to be away on business yet again? Why did he lie?
Suleiman is soon caught up in a world he cannot hope to understand—where his mother frantically burns his father’s cherished books; where a stranger full of sinister questions sits outside in a parked car all day; where his best friend’s father can disappear overnight, next to be seen publicly interrogated on state television.
In the Country of Men is a stunning depiction of a child confronted with the private fallout of a public nightmare. But above all, it is a debut of rare insight and literary grace.
Join us for these upcoming book discussions:
Aftershock by Robert Reich
7 p.m., Jan. 9
Hosted by Joyce Williams '68
Every Monkey for Themselves by Vanessa Woods
7 p.m., Feb. 13
Hosted by Paul Freeman '71
Contact: Kristine Weber '92, firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is for: Alumni