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Author Event | Suad Amiry: Mother of Strangers


Thursday September 22, 2022: 6:30pm to 7:30pm  Add to Calendar


Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room


Suad Amiry reads and discusses her novel Mother of Strangers. Set in Jaffa in between 1947 and 1951, this "fable-like historical novel of young love ... darkly humorous and touching ..." (Oprah Daily) is based on a true story during the beginning of the destruction of Palestine and displacement of its people.

Suad Amiry is an architect, founder and director of RIWAQ, Centre for Architectural Conservation, in Ramallah. She grew up in Amman, Damascus, Beirut, Cairo, and got her B.A. in architecture at the American University of Beirut, her M.A. in Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Edinburgh. Amiry participated in the 1991-1993 Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in Washington, D.C. She is the author of six books of non-fiction and several monographs on architecture, and was awarded Italy's Viareggio-Versilia Prize in 2004 for Sharon and my Mother-in-Law. She lives in Ramallah.

This event is in partnership with Literati Bookstore. It includes a signing with books for sale.