Thursday, September 12, 2013

In observation of the Sept. 11, 2001 anniversary, the University of Iowa Intellectual Dialogue Society, a student organization, will host a reading and a talk centering on the experience of being Arab and Muslim in the United States.

Moustafa Bayoumi will read from his recent book, How Does It Feel to Be Problem? Being Young and Arab in America, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. Immediately following the reading, at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Bayoumi will give a talk titled “Islamophobia: The Challenges of Being a Muslim in America,” in Room 107 of the English Philosophy Building on the UI campus.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Bayoumi’s book won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Nonfiction. A professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, he is co-editor of The Edward Said Reader.

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