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City Arts & Lectures Presents DAVE EGGERS & MOKHTAR ALKHANSHALI

Dave Eggers author photo and The Monk of Mokha cover image
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DAVE EGGERS & MOKHTAR ALKHANSHALI

In Conversation with Jeff Chang

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:30 pm

Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Special Events

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Dave Eggers in the author of the The Circle, A Hologram of the King, Zeitoun, What is the What, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, and The Monk of Mokha, a true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war, and the courageous journey of Mokhtar Alkhanshalia Muslim and a U.S. citizen following the most American of dreams.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a chance encounter awakens his interest in coffee and its rich history in Yemen. Reinventing himself, he sets out to learn about coffee cultivation, roasting and importing. He travels to Yemen and visits farms in every corner of the country, collecting samples, eager to improve cultivation methods and help Yemeni farmers bring their coffee back to its former glory. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The U.S. embassy closes, Saudi bombs begin to rain down on the country and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA
The Monk of Mokha Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101947319
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Published: Knopf - January 30th, 2018