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July 18, 2013
On Tuesday of this week, The New York Times published an op-ed by Youssef Rakha, author of the novel The Crocodiles, to be published in Fall 2014 by Seven Stories.In the Times, Rakha, a native Egyptian living in Cairo, describes first-hand the increasing abuse of Egyptian society which followed the election of Mohamad Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president. He argues that Morsi’s Egypt exemplifies why political Islam and democracy are incompatible.
Rakha states, “They don’t mix not only in theoretical terms…but also because political Islam gives political cover to all that is undemocratic in Arab society.” Under Morsi rule, presidential protestors were violently suppressed, a Shiite activist was dragged through the streets and killed, religious police killed a man for walking outside with his girlfriend, and women not wearing a hijab were discriminated against and sexually harassed.
Rakha’s novel was written as an echo of clamor of the Egyptian revolution and describes with feeling how and why youth turn to revolution.
March 21, 2013
Earlier this month, Sarah Erdreich–author of the upcoming Generation Roe (on sale March 26th, 2013)–appeared at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future of the pro-choice movement and what the next step will be for abortion rights in America. The event was broadcast on C-SPAN’s Book TV, and you can now view the entire hour-long program on Book TV’s Web site.
Erdreich has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek, and her incisive writings on abortion rights have been noted by Jezebel, Feministing, and the National Partnership for Women and Families. Now, in Generation Roe, Erdreich tells the true stories of those whose lives are most changed by this issue, and outlines the outrageous legal battlegrounds that have popped up across the country, all with frankness and candor. Gloria Steinem says Erdreich “replaces lies with honesty and myth with reality” in this, her first book.
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September 16, 2011On Friday, September 16th at 7pm, Andy Laties will be at Village Books, located at 1200 11th Street in Bellingham, Washington. He will be speaking on his new book, Rebel Bookseller. Find out more information about this event on the Village Books website.
June 28, 2010June 28, 2010, 10:30 am to 1 p.m.. at the American Library Association Conference. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
June 27, 2010June 27, 2010, 8-10 a.m. at the American Library Association Conference. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
July 20, 2009The Seattle-based author's capacity for absorbing horror is considerable; his years in the U.S. Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War must have ensured that. But it is a mistake to take his unvarnished chronicle about these juvenile delinquents as another set of war stories, even when he confesses that he often thinks of the boys as his little soldiers. Within a few dozen pages, it becomes clear that this is a story of miracles. . . I ask myself, as I always do, "Would I read this if it wasn't a review book? Why?". . . Yes, because it's real. Yes, because this is the world and the time in which we live. Yes, because Jerome Gold survived living it and the telling of it, so people like me can see the miraculous, awful truth and, maybe, step up and question why it has to be. —Seattle Times
July 18, 2009
July 18, 7pm, Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, WA 98225. For information about Village Books and for directions, take a look at http://villagebooks.com.