Monday, September 12, 2011

Late for Tea at the Deer Palace

Please join us tomorrow, September 13th, at 7PM in the Pennsylvania Hall Lyceum for a discussion of the book Late for Tea at the Deer Palace, by Tamara Chalabi. The discussion will be led by Professor Karen Pinto, of the history department, and is the premier event in the “Conflict and Resistance in the Middle East” series.

In Late for Tea, Chalabi looks at the modern history of Iraq through the story of her own family, who played a significant political role in Iraq since the time of the Ottoman Empire. She is the daughter of Ahmed Chalabi, the controversial Iraqi politician and former exile who helped the U.S. plan the 2003 invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Weaving historical fact with stories from her own family history, Chalabi offers an engaging portrait of Middle Eastern family life and social history.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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