In a new book of connected short stories, local author Susan Muaddi-Darraj, traces 100 years of life in a Palestinian village on the West Bank, called Tel al-Hilou. It’s a book about strong women, about young love, about loss, about the meaning of home, and the intersection of poignant personal stories and historic events in one of the most troubled areas in the world. Susan Muaddi-Darraj teaches English at Harford Community College and at Johns Hopkins University. The book is called A Curious Land: Stories from Home. She joins Tom in the studio.
She’ll talk about the book at 2:30 Monday afternoon in the Math and Science Hall at the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville campus, and again on Wednesday at noon at the SMC Campus Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. It’s part of the University’s celebration of Arab American Heritage Month.
And on Sunday, May 15, Susan Muaddi-Darraj and a group of women writers hold the first in a new diverse literature reading series they are calling "Raising Our Voices: Womyn Out Loud." It starts at 2pm at the Impact Hub-Baltimore, now located in the historic Center Theater, at 10 E. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202. For more information, click here.