Alia Malek at the University of California, Davis
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Join Nation Books author Alia Malek at the University of California Davis on Friday, February 17 for a screening of the documentary, On the Bride's Side, a panel discussion, and Q & A about Syria, refugees, and borders.  

Malek is the author of The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria — forthcoming from Nation Books — a deeply researched, personal journey that shines a delicate but piercing light on Syrian history, society, and politics. 

"In The Home That Was Our Country, Alia Malek masterfully weaves together the personal and the political, and in so doing creates an unforgettable portrait of modern Syria in all its complexities and tragedies. Malek renders multiple generations of family, friends, and neighbors vividly but unsentimentally, and what emerges is a portrait of a great people held back by tyranny. As Syria suffers through its darkest days, she reminds us of the humans behind the statistics. Completely engrossing and lucid, the book explains Syria's devolution better than anything I've read."―Dave Eggers

This event is part of the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies program at the University of California Davis that focuses on promoting interdisciplinary, comparative research on the making, unmaking, crossing, and fortification of borders.

For more information click here.

Start: February 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM0
End: February 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM1
Where: University of California, Davis - Putah Creek Lodge
255 Cousteau Pl.
Davis, CA 95618