Come and meet author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani this Saturday evening, 7 pm in Westwood. What will be the fate of refugees and immigrants to the United States, following Trump’s executive orders—challenged though they’ve been by the federal judiciary? And what of the Iranian and Arab diaspora already in this country; how have they managed?
This Saturday, April 22 at 7 pm, The Markaz and the Pacific Arts Center present an exclusive occasion to meet acclaimed international author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani on the occasion of her new novel Us & Them out from Stanford University Press, following her 2015 success, The Woman Who Read Too Much. This reading and author signing event is free to the public and takes place at the Pacific Arts Center, 10469 Santa Monica Blvd in Westwood (a few blocks east of Westwood Blvd and just west of Beverly Glen), 7 pm, doors open 6:30 pm, Sat., 4/22. Street parking. Copies of Us & Them will be available to have signed.
Us and Them, author Bahiyyih NakhjavaniSeating is limited, please RSVP here.
A story mirrored in fragmented lives, Us & Them explores the ludicrous and the tragic, the venal and the generous-hearted aspects of Iranian life away from home. It is a story both familial and familiar in its generational tensions and misunderstandings, its push and pull of obligations and expectations. It also highlights how “we” can become “them” at any moment, for our true exile is alienation from others. Acclaimed Paris-based author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani offers a poignant satire about migration, one of the vital issues of our times.