Weekly Dreg: The dreg, this week, is me.
After two delightful book launches in the U.S., I'll finally be holding my Dublin launch on November 20, presented by renowned historian of famine, Cormac Ó Gráda at Trinity's Long Room Hub. The event will run from 5-7, but will likely be a bit shorter. It will be hybrid, so either scan the QR code on the flyer, or reach out to my email in the "Events" tab for the Zoom link.
Although the book seems to have done well in America, it's taken a while to get the book into bookstores. Dublin's Hodges Figgis has decided to carry it after significant harassment from my beloved students. In Beirut, it can be found at Aaliya's and Antoine, and in the UAE, you can get it at Kinokuniya and Magrudy.
Books and Publications
Famine Worlds: Life at the Edge of Suffering in Lebanon's Great War will be published with Stanford University Press in August of 2023. In it, I examine the complexity of life in times of crisis, focusing on the horrific famine that devastated Lebanon during World War I. Ultimately, Famine Worlds seeks to understand the human experience of crisis, going beyond simple death tolls to find how people lived and adapted to a world that had been transformed by insuperable catastrophe into something terrible and new.
"Some Eat to Remember, Some to Forget: Starving, Eating, and Coping in the Lebanese Famine of World War I," Presented at the conference Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond, hosted by the American University of Beirut in 2017