In observation of the 9/11 anniversary, the Intellectual Dialogue Society (IDS) of UI is hosting two significant events. The first one is that Dr. Moustafa Bayoumi will read from his recent book, How Does It Feel to Be A Problem? Being Young and Arab in America, at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The second one is that Dr. Bayoumi will give a talk, titled Islamophobia: The Challenges of Being A Muslim in America at 5:15 p.m.., Thursday, Sept. 19, at Philips Hall 107.
Dr. Bayoumi is the author of "How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America", which won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Nonfiction. A professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Dr. Bayoumi is also co–editor of The Edward Said Reader.