MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- An American Book Award winner will be in the mid-state Thursday evening to talk about the prejudice and heightened surveillance Arab Americans have endured since the September 11 attacks.
Middle Tennessee State University will host Dr. Moustafa Bayoumi as he discusses his book “How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Arab-American Life and U.S. Foreign Policy.”
The book chronicles the lives of seven young Arab-American men living in Brooklyn in the wake of the 9-11 attacks.
Bonnie Allen, Dean of MTSU’s Walker Library says today’s presentation is part of series entitled “Muslim Journey’s Bookshelf.”
“It’s part of our educational mission with our students to expose them to different cultures and different ideas and challenge their thinking about whey they think what they think.”
Dr. Bayoumi’s speech is free and open to the public and begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday evening in the State Farm Room of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.