One Book, Many Communities: Book Discussion Events in August (Librarians and Archivists with Palestine)

The One Book, Many Communities has 3 digital book discussion events in the month of August.  This project draws inspiration from the “one book, one town” idea, wherein people in local communities come together to read and discuss a common book. Librarians and Archivists with Palestine invites readers, librarians, and others to organize gatherings to discuss Minor Detail by Adania Shibli. This campaign is designed to introduce readers to the richness of Palestinian literature, and create a broader awareness and understanding of Palestinian history and the struggle for self-determination.

In 2021, the One Book title is Minor Detail by Adania Shibli, translated from the original Arabic by Elisabeth Jacquette. Published in English in 2020, Minor Detail has been longlisted as a 2021 International Booker Prize Finalist for the National Book Award.

Read more about the book here, and see book discussion events dates here.