“Wonderfully written, full of humanity and heartfelt, a potent antidote to the rising nativism that now engulfs America.”
-- Helen Thorpe, award-winning author of The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship and Hope in an American Classroom
Join the conversation with Connie Shoemaker, author of Taste the Sweetness Later: Two Muslim Women in America, and Nisren, one of the women featured in the book.
Taste the Sweetness Later is the story of Two Muslim women from countries shattered by war share their intimate stories. Nisren, wife of an Iraqi interpreter for the US Army, escapes to Colorado with her family after anti-American factions threaten to kill her husband, and Eman, a Libyan, fights for a scholarship that will take her from her sheepherding family of 22 siblings to study in the United States.
Taste the Sweetness Later is a story of courage, resilience, and values shared by all women: love of family, close relationships with their partners, education to better their own and their children's lives, and the freedom to make individual choices.
Please join us for engaging conversation in comfortable and welcoming atmosphere of The Goods.
Connie Shoemaker has spent more than half her life in international settings. Four years writing and teaching at American University in Cairo, Egypt, ignited her interest in Muslim women, which has continued throughout her career as co-founder and director emerita of Spring International Language Center and founding member of Immigrant Pathways Colorado.
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This event is free and open to the public.