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LWVPA Book Discussion: Go Back to Where You Came From

Join Carolyn Roberts

LWVPA Book Club Facilitator

Former LWVPA President


for a discussion of


Go Back to Where You Came From
by Wajahat Ali

About the book: “Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!”

This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where, exactly? Fremont, California, where he grew up, but is now an unaffordable place to live? Or Pakistan, the country his parents left behind a half-century ago?

. . . Ali has become one of the foremost and funniest public intellectuals in America. In Go Back to Where You Came From, he tackles the dangers of Islamophobia, white supremacy, and chocolate hummus, peppering personal stories with astute insights into national security, immigration, and pop culture. In this refreshingly bold, hopeful, and uproarious memoir, Ali offers indispensable lessons for cultivating a more compassionate, inclusive, and delicious America.

Thursday, January 19, 2023, 10:00–11:30 AM

Palatine Public Library meeting room 2

LWVPA Book Club meetings are focused and engaging discussions of fiction and nonfiction books about current social and political issues. Our facilitators select the books and lead the discussion.

Thursday, January 19, 2023, 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Palatine Public Library Main Branch
Palatine Public Library
700 N. North Court
Palatine, IL  60067

(847) 907-3600
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Debby Brauer
Book Discussion
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee

The League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area is a nonpartisan political organization and does not support any political party or candidate.