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This year, the Michigan Avenue branch is a stop on the 2023 Michigan Notable Books tour!

Ghassan Zeineddine and Sally Howell, two of the editors for Hadha Baladuna: Arab American Narratives of Boundary and Belonging, will join us to read and discuss their work.

As described on the publisher’s website: “Hadha Baladuna (‘this is our country’) is the first work of creative nonfiction in the field of Arab American literature that focuses entirely on the Arab diaspora in Metro Detroit, an area with the highest concentration of Arab Americans in the US. Editors Ghassan Zeineddine, Nabeel Abraham, and Sally Howell have assembled a cast of emerging and established writers from a wide array of communities, including cultural heritages originating from Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, and Yemen.”

This event will be live inside the Michigan Avenue branch, streamed on the library’s Facebook page, and archived afterward on the library’s YouTube page.

Made possible with support from the Library of Michigan.