THE JANUARY BOOKGROUP SELECTION IS is Out of Mesopotamia, by Salar Abdoh (no bookgroup meeting in December). The discussion takes place, with the author, on Sunday, January 29, 2023, 1 pm Eastern/19:00 CET. "Imagine getting into Iraq and Syria as an observer of the war on ISIS, and yet very soon after you’ve been close enough… Continue reading We Read/Discuss Out of Mesopotamia, the novel by Salar Abdoh, and Meet the Author
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The Guardian calls Mohsin Hamid’s new novel “a hypnotic race fable,” in which “as white people suddenly awake in brown skin, they are forced to confront uncomfortable truths about power and identity.” “One morning Anders, a white man, woke up to find he had turned a deep and undeniable brown.” So begins Mohsin Hamid’s inventive… Continue reading TMR Bookgroup Discusses “The Last White Man” by Mohsin Hamid