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Wednesday, April 19 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Laila Lalami Reading

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Laila Lalami is the winner of the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and, among many other accolades, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her highly acclaimed second novel, The Moor’s Account, is a fictional memoir tracing the journey of a Moroccan slave as he and a crew of Spanish explorers face starvation, disease, and other obstacles after landing in Florida. Moroccan-born and raised, Lalami’s work is frequently concerned with identity and culture, as well as contemporary issues facing muslims and the Arab world. Her first book, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, is a collection of short stories about immigrants attempting to escape Morocco for a better life. Her debut novel, Secret Son, explores culture, class, and individuality in a chaotic, sectarian world from a Moroccan teenager’s point of view. Also an essayist and columnist, she is a regular contributor for Newsweek, The Nation, and the Los Angeles Times. Lalami holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Southern California. A recipient of a British Council Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she currently teaches at the University of California at Riverside.

Wednesday April 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
SCC/Hagan, Lair Auditorium 1810 N Greene St. Spokane, WA 99217-5399

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