"When We Were Arabs" with author Massoud Hayoun

The Jewish Arab journalist Massoud Hayoun (Al Jazeera English and Anthony Bourdain’s "Parts Unknown" online) finds his voice by telling his family's story.

There was a time when being an “Arab” didn’t mean you were necessarily Muslim. It was a time when Oscar Hayoun, a Jewish Arab, strode along the Nile in a fashionable suit, long before he and his father arrived at the port of Haifa to join the Zionist state only to find themselves hosed down with DDT and then left unemployed on the margins of society. In that time, Arabness was a mark of cosmopolitanism, of intellectualism. Today, in the age of the Likud and ISIS, Oscar’s son, Massoud Hayoun, whom Oscar raised in Los Angeles, tells his family's story in the new book "When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History."

Massoud Hayoun appears in conversation with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian and E. Tammy Kim.

Arabic refreshments will be served. Arabic music will be played.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

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McNally Jackson Books
76 N. 4th St., Unit G
Brooklyn, NY 11249

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718-387-0115

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