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The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival

January 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival

A Reading and Conversation with Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess will read from and discuss her memoir, The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival. Amra grew up in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina and now lives in New York, where she teaches at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and SurvivalThe memoir tells the story of a pivotal period of Bosniak history through the life of Amra, a young Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide, and the stray cat who protected her family through it all.

The Cat I Never Named is a personal account of a Bosnian genocide survivor, whose family and friends were slaughtered because of their Muslim heritage during the Serbian siege on the city of Bihać. The memoir bravely wrestles with the rawness of human emotion in times of unembellished agony, exposing the ways war tests humanity. It is a witness of how dangerous visceral ethnic, racial, and religious hatred is. The critically acclaimed book explores ideas of populism, Islamophobia, and discrimination, and it covers themes related to narratives of hatred built around Muslim identities.

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Date:
January 10
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
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Website:
bosniak.org

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Golden Lily Academy
Email:
cnab@bosniak.org
Website:
bosniak.org