When:Thursday July 7, 2011
Where:The New School
65 W. 11th Street
New York, NY
Cost:Free w. RSVP @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Join The New School for the Fast Times in Palestine Book Launch with an evening of conversation, reading, signing and FREE Mediterranean pizzas.
FAST TIMES IN PALESTINE is a ground-breaking new book about the modern Palestinian reality, told through the eyes of a young woman from small-town Oklahoma whose political innocence was shattered when she wandered into the West Bank in late 2003. With dizzying speed she found herself working as a journalist, serving as the foreign press coordinator for a Palestinian presidential candidate, and witnessing the 2005 Disengagement from inside the Gaza Strip.
The narrative focuses not only on violence, terror, and social and political upheavals but also on the daily rounds of house parties, concerts, barbecues, weddings, jokes, harvests, and romantic drama that happen in between. Funny, gorgeous, shocking, and galvanizing, this book challenges the way Americans think not only about the Middle East but about human nature and our place in the world.
With author Pamela Olson in conversation with Noor Elashi
Admission is FREE and open to the public.