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November Book Chat -- Fractured Lands

Meet with other book lovers in the neighbourhood and chat about your latest reads. We pick the books—you provide the conversation! This month’s pick: Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart, by Scott Anderson. Due to the possibility of mature content in discussions, participants must be 16 years of age or older.

 

About the book:

"From world-renowned war correspondent, Scott Anderson, comes this account of the unraveling of the Arab world, the rise of ISIS, and the global refugee crisis after the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003. This portrait of the region is framed by the stories of six individuals--the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family, a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties, an Iraqi day-laborer turned ISIS fighter, a Kurdish doctor on leave from his practice to fight ISIS, a college student caught in the chaos of Aleppo, and an Iraqi women's rights activist targeted by militias. Through these personal stories, the myriad, complex causes of the widespread war and instability in the region come into focus and the concrete reality of the unspeakable tragedies occurring in the Middle East becomes clear."  -- BiblioCommons

Langue

English

Groupe d'âge

Adulte
Adultes 50-plus
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Fractured Lands

How the Arab World Came Apart
By Anderson, Scott