Book Discussion with Author Qanta Ahmed, M.D.
February 9, 2012Date: February 9
Time/Location: 5:30 p.m., Board Room, Kellenberg Hall
Contact: Deirdre McGovern, 516.678.5000 ext. 6302 or email@example.com
Author Qanta Ahmed, M.D., will discuss her book In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom, a fascinating account of a Muslim female as she describes her experiences in Saudi Arabia with color, insight, and perspective.
"In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom. I've rarely experienced so vividly the shunning and shaming, racism and anti-Semitism, but the surprise is how Dr. Ahmed also finds tenderness at the tattered edges of extremism, and a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith." - Gail Sheehy