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april, 2019

11apr7:00 pm8:30 pmUWG Spring Book Discussion with author Soniah KamalPride and Prejudice in Pakistan

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Event Details

The University of West Georgia’s Spring Book Discussion will feature award-winning Soniah Kamal, the author of Unmarriageable: A Novel.  She will speak on Thursday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. in UWG’s Campus Center Ballroom.  The event, which will include a reception and book signing, is free and open to the public.

Unmarriageable, a retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, is a funny, sometimes romantic, often thought-provoking glimpse into Pakistani culture.

Kamal, who resides in Georgia, was born in Pakistan and grew up in England and Saudi Arabia.  Her previous novel – An Isolated Incident, published in 2014 – was a Townsend Prize for Fiction finalist.  Her work has appeared in numerous publication, including The New York TimesThe Guardian, Catapultand Literary Hub.

Unmarriageable, published in January 2019, was an Amazon Best Pick, has been voted a January Top Ten Book Pick by U.S. Librarians, was a Best Book of the Week Pick by The New York Post, and has been called one of the “Hottest Romances of 2019” by Goodreads.

The 2019 Spring Book Discussion is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the University of West Georgia’s Presidential Commission on Campus Inclusion, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English and Philosophy, Housing and Residence Life, Ingram Library, and the Student Activities Council.  Community supporters include Horton’s Books & Gifts, Underground Books, Harvey’s House of Books, and The Carrollton Writers Guild.

For further information, please visit http://www.westga.edu/diversity or http://www.westga.edu/library or contact Doris Kieh ([email protected] or 678-839-5400) or Craig Schroer ([email protected] or 678-839-6355).

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

UWG - Campus Center