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Cancelled – Ramiza Shamoun Koya

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209 + Google Map

[From Powell’s website:

Powell’s Books Suspends Event Programming Through April 2020

Following Governor Kate Brown’s announcement of new rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 and our own commitment to ensure the safety of our employees and customers, Powell’s is cancelling all author events, book clubs, and other scheduled gatherings at each of our store locations through the end of April 2020.

Please check back here for updates, and thank you for your patience as we continue to adjust our plans as national and local events unfold.]

Ramiza Shamoun Koya reveals the devastating cost of anti-Muslim sentiment in The Royal Abduls (Forest Avenue), her debut novel. Evolutionary biologist Amina Abdul accepts a post-doc in Washington, DC, choosing her career studying hybrid zones over a faltering West Coast romance. Her brother and sister-in-law welcome her to the city, but their marriage is crumbling, and they soon rely on her to keep their son company. When he brings an ornamental knife to school, his expulsion triggers a downward spiral for his family, even as Amina struggles to find her own place in an America now at war with people who look like her. With The Royal Abduls, Koya ignites the canon of post-9/11 literature with a deft portrait of second-generation American identity.

Venue

1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
+ Google Map
Phone:
503-228-4651
Website:
powells.com

Organizer

Phone:
503-228-4651
Website:
powells.com/calendar