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Brown Bag Lunch: Salma Abdelnour
18 Reasons
San Francisco, CA
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Brown Bag Lunch: Salma Abdelnour
Tuesday, June 26, 12-1PM, RSVP
Brown Bag Lunch Author Talk: Jasime and Fire with Salma Abdelnour

Jasmine and Fire: A Bittersweet Year in Beirut, is Salma Abdelnour's memoir of the year she spent in Beirut trying to come home again. Please join us for a reading and conversation with Salma. Bring your lunch!


As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the '80s, a nine-year-old Salma and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New York CitySalma has had a hunch that Beirut was still her home.  She kept dreaming of moving backand finally decided to do it.

But could she resume her life in Beirut, so many years after her family moved away? Could she, or anyone for that matter, ever really go home again?

Jasmine and Fire is Salma's poignant and humorous journey of trying to resettle in Beirut and fumbling through the new realities of life in one of the world's most complex, legendary, ever-vibrant, ever- troubled cities. What's more, in a year of roiling changes around the Middle East and the rise of the Arab Spring, Salma found herself in the midst of the turmoil, experiencing it all up close.

About the Author:
Salma Abdelnour is a writer and editor based in New York City. She has been the travel editor of Food & Wine, the food editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and the restaurant editor of Time Out New York. Salma Abdelnour



18 Reasons (View)
3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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