Past Event

A Western Sydney Book Club – July Edition

July 28, 2023 6:30 pm — Tickets FREE
8 Victoria Rd Parramatta

The Lovers by Yumna Kassab

About the Book

The Lovers by Yumna Kassab is a poignant and thought-provoking novel that delves into the complexities of love, identity, and cultural clashes. Set against the backdrop of a bustling city, the story follows the intertwined lives of two individuals from different backgrounds: Nour, a young Lebanese woman, and Adam, an American expatriate. As their paths converge, they embark on a passionate and forbidden love affair that challenges societal norms and traditions. Kassab skillfully explores themes of cultural dissonance, personal freedom, and the universal longing for connection. With lyrical prose and rich characterization, The Lovers offers a captivating exploration of love’s transformative power and the sacrifices it demands.

About the Facilitator

Amal Awad facilitated the conversation around The Lovers by Yumna Kassab on Friday 28th July 2023.

Amal is a writer, director and performer. As a journalist, she has contributed to such publications as The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, ELLE, Meanjin and Frankie, and has produced and presented for ABC Radio National. Amal is the author of eight books, which include both fiction and non-fiction titles. Her next novel, Bitter & Sweet, will be released in September.

This event took place Friday, 28 July in the safe and welcoming space of Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.

Attendees joined Amal Awad in a conversation about this month’s book, The Lovers by Yumna Kassab.

This month’s edition took place in the safe and welcoming space of Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.

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