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Book Club with Zoulfa Katouh

Book Club with Zoulfa Katouh

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About the Programme

In this session of A Shared Space Book Club, we will have 2 parts: (1) Book Discussion, and (2) Q&A with the Author.

In Part 1, we will be exploring the book As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh. From the visual representation of the Syrian civil war, to a heartening story of romance, including a raw and gut-wrenching portrayal of trauma and anxiety, the book captures the richness and humanity oft-forgotten in Syria.

In Part 2, we will be having a virtual meeting with Zoulfa Katouh, in which she will answer some of our questions and queries related to the book and her writing.

Attendees may look forward to having an honest discussion on war fiction from the lens of Singaporeans, and being able to hear directly from the author herself!

Event Details

In-person Only
Date: 19 Mar 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Venue: Wardah Books reading Loft (Level 2), Stairs only

Free event, but registration is compulsory.

About the Book

A love letter to Syria and its people, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow is a speculative novel set amid the Syrian Revolution, burning with the fires of hope, love, and possibility. Perfect for fans of The Book Thief and Salt to the Sea. Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the cries for freedom broke out in Syria.

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About the Author

Zoulfa Katouh is a Canadian with Syrian roots based in Switzerland. She is currently pursuing her master's in Drug Sciences and finds Studio Ghibli inspiration in the mountains, lakes, and stars surrounding her. When she's not talking to herself in the woodland forest, she's drinking iced coffee, baking aesthetic cookies and cakes, and telling everyone who would listen about how BTS paved the way. One of her many dreams is to get Kim Nam-joon to read one of her books.

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