Malaka Gharib in Conversation with Shaheen Qureshi

  • April 28, 2019

The author of I Was Their American Dream comes to DC on Tues., Apr. 30th, from 6-10PM!

Malaka Gharib in Conversation with Shaheen Qureshi

One part Mari Andrew, one part Marjane Satrapi, I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir is a triumphant tale of self-discovery, a celebration of a family’s rich heritage, and a love letter to American immigrant freedom. Malaka Gharib’s illustrations come alive with teenage antics and earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised.

Malaka Gharib is an artist, journalist, and writer based in Washington, DC. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair. She lives in a row house with her husband Darren and her 9-year-old rice cooker.

Shaheen Qureshi is a poet, editor, and literary agent. Originally from the DC area, she has previously worked with 826DC and has taught writing workshops at Politics & Prose and Duende District. She is currently pursuing her MFA in writing at Bard and lives in Brooklyn. She is the daughter of immigrants from Pakistan and the Philippines. 

At Solid State Books, 600 H St., NE, Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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