CSPAN’s Book TV will be in Dearborn for Alia Malek’s A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories author appearance & book signing.
6 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009
Arab American National Museum
Free and open to the public
From the press release:
Syrian American author and civil rights attorney Alia Malek has reported for Salon, The Columbia Journalism Review and The New York Times.
Her first book, A Country Called Amreeka, tells the story of the last 40+ years of U.S. history as experienced by Arab Americans. These are dramatic narratives, describing the very human experiences of love, friendship, family, courage, hate, and success. There are the timeless tales of an immigrant community becoming American, the nostalgia for home, the alienation from a society sometimes as intolerant as its laws are generous.
Each chapter describes an event in U.S. history which may already be familiar to us, and invites us to live that moment in time in the skin of an Arab American. The chapters follow a timeline from 1963 to the present, and the characters live in every corner of this country.
CSPAN will be on site filming the event for their Book TV series.