Rochester Reads 2019: Reading and Book Signing with Omar El Akkad
Rochester Reads 2019 (presented in partnership with Writers & Books)
American War by Omar El Akkad -- Reading and Book Signing
Omar El Akkad was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in Doha, Qatar until he moved to Canada with his family. He is an award-winning journalist and author who has traveled around the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. His reporting includes dispatches from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, the military trials at Guantànamo Bay, the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri. He lives in Portland, Oregon. His debut novel, American War, was published to critical acclaim in the Spring of 2017.
- Wednesday, March 27, 2019
- 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Central - Kate Gleason Auditorium