The Dialogue Society Book Group Meeting 11: Let it Be Morning, by Sayed Kashua

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:00 in Community Engagement
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Where: Dialogue Society, 402 Holloway Road, N7 6PZ
Date: 27th November 2014
Time: 18:00
With: Dialogue Society staff

Publisher's synopsis of Let it Be Morning by Sayed Kashua:

A recently married young journalist is seeking a quieter life away from the city and has bought a large new home in his parent's hometown. It's a complicated return. His wife hates his parents, but they are also moving back to live in an Arab village in Israel. Nothing is as they remember.

About the Dialogue Society Book Group

The Dialogue Society Book Group explores the capacity of books to provide windows into different cultural and intercultural worlds and to illuminate the complexities of intercultural communication. We will be choosing a series of quality novels to read and then to discuss together at relaxed, sociable gatherings at the Dialogue Society. Participants are welcome to suggest books for future sessions.

Participants will need to find a copy of the book chosen for each meeting, and will need to read it prior to the meeting. Books will generally be available from local libraries.

Over refreshments we will have a conversation about the book and our responses to it. Discussion may cover:

  • the quality of the storytelling
  • the authenticity and accuracy with which a historical/cultural situation is portrayed
  • our personal responses to it

You do not need to be an expert on literature or anything else to join in. The group should be enjoyable for anyone who enjoys a good book and likes discovering new ones.

Prospective books for future sessions (NB we are open to suggestions):

The Time Regulation Institute, Ahmet H. Tanpinar
The Fish Can Sing, Halldor Laxness
The Missing Rose, Serdar Ozkan
An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
Pearl of China, Anchee Min
The Picture Bride, Yoshiko Uchida

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