Helping adults acquire literacy skills to be successful in life!
Chatham Literacy’s Spring for Literacy Luncheon
May 6, 2014 @ Galloway Ridge 11 am – 2 pm (lunch at noon)
Krista Bremer and Ismail Suayah’s marriage seems like a prescription for conflict. She’s originally a California girl, middle-class, independent, with no problem questioning authority.
Ismail is the son of illiterate parents from an impoverished Libyan fishing village, a devoted Muslim who follows his religion’s rules, rules that sometimes seem “unnecessarily harsh,” to Krista.
Bremer, author of a new book, “My Accidental Jihad,” will be the speaker at the Chatham County Literacy Council’s Spring for Literacy Luncheon May 6 at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington.
The culture clash that Krista and Ismail live is writ large in the U.S. today as Americans deal with their feelings about Islam.
What sustains the couple are the passions that unite them: travel, running, music, poetry, and especially, good food.
“Ismail is an amazing cook,” Bremer says. The couple lives in Carrboro with their two children.
Ramadan, the month-long Muslim observance, is “when our differences seem the most stark,” Bremer has written. It’s not just Ismail’s required fasting: He can’t even kiss her. She questions the rules, then wonders: “Is love an endless feast, or is it what people manage to serve each other when their cupboards are bare?
Tickets are $50 (of which $29 is tax deductible) and may be purchased online by clicking the "register online" button below. Sign in will begin at 11, lunch will be at noon and the author will present at 1.
Proceeds go to help Chatham County adults learn to read and write English.
"My Accidental Jihad" will be released on April 22, 2014. Books can be purchased at the luncheon form McIntyres. Krista Bremer will be available at the end of the luncheon for signing.
For more information 919-542-6424.
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