Tuesday Night Book Club: Dancing in the Mosque by Homeira Qaderi

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In the days before Homeira Qaderi gave birth to her son, Siawash, the road to the hospital in Kabul would often be barricaded because of the frequent suicide explosions.  Propelled by the love she held for her soon-to-be-born child, Homeira walked through blood and wreckage to reach the hospital doors. No ordinary Afghan woman, Homeira refused to cower under the strictures of a misogynistic social order. In telling her story—and that of Afghan women—Homeira challenges you to reconsider the meaning of motherhood, sacrifice, and survival, (Goodreads).

Tuesday Night Book Club

Every second Tuesday of the month, we’ll discuss original texts from groundbreaking authors who are reframing the course of the literary world as we know it.  

Book discussions are in-person and do not require registration. Copies of all book discussion books are available at the Adult Services Desk, starting approximately one month prior to the discussion date. Ebooks and audiobooks are available via OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla. Questions? Email RSVP@orlandparklibrary.org or call (708) 428-5150.

  • May 14: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin 
  • June 11: North Woods by Daniel Mason 
  • July 9: Dancing in the Mosque by Homeira Qaderi 
  • August 13: Deacon King Kong by James McBride 




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