Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 7PM
Moustafa Bayoumi reading from his new book How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? Being Young and Arab in America
Moderated by Zohra Saed
How does it feel to be a problem? How does it feel to be an Arab-American Christian soldier fighting in Iraq? How does it feel to be released from prison three months after you and your family are rounded up in the middle of the night and incarcerated, when your only “crime” is being an Arab-American in post-9/11 America? How does it feel to be a problem? Moustafa Bayoumi explores these questions through the first-hand accounts of seven young Arab-Americans living in Brooklyn. Their answers reveal the passions, frustrations, struggles, aspirations, and ultimately the undeterred hope harbored by the inspiring young people featured in Bayoumi’s portraits.
Co-sponsored by Arab and Middle East Journalist Association