Anthologies are hot, as are attempts to understand the intersection of American and Middle Eastern culture. This is a don’t miss event:Persis Karim, Beatrice Motamedi, Haleh Hatami and Esther Kamkar will read from their new anthology Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Disapora. Tonight, June 26, Cody’s Books on Fourth Street in Berkeley, 7:00 p.m.
Nobody does it better than Rebecca Solnit. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece, which ran in the San Francisco Chronicle. It looks at immigration and bloodshed using a pivotal moment in California history.