Social Justice Book Club

How Does It Feel to Be a Problem
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi

If you would like to participate, please RSVP to eshavers@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect. If you would like to participate virtually, please indicate that in your RSVP and the book club leader will send you a Zoom link to join the meeting.

Just over a century ago , W.E.B. Du Bois posed a probing question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: How does it feel to be a problem? Now, Moustafa Bayoumi asks the same about America's new "problem"-Arab- and Muslim-Americans. Bayoumi takes readers into the lives of seven twenty-somethings living in Brooklyn, home to the largest Arab-American population in the United States. He moves beyond stereotypes and clichés to reveal their often unseen struggles, from being subjected to government surveillance to the indignities of workplace discrimination. Through it all, these young men and women persevere through triumphs and setbacks as they help weave the tapestry of a new society that is, at its heart, purely American. 

Event address: 
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Books: 
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143115410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2009