Stories My Father Told Me Book Launch + Reading with Helen Zughaib
Date(s) - 09/04/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center For Book Arts Inc
Helen Zughaib will be reading her new book, Stories My Father Told Me, followed by a discussion moderated by curator Maymanah Farhat.
The stories in this book recount events from Elia Zughaib’s Syrian and Lebanese childhood in the 1930s and early 1940s, in what are now the Lebanese villages of Marjayoun, Zahle, and Kfeir.
After sharing his stories in family settings over the years, Elia finally agreed to set them down in written form at the urging of his daughter, the artist Helen Zughaib, who contributed the title to this volume. The accompanying art work was created by Helen. The result is a collaboration of story and image by father and daughter, celebrating the richness of Syrian and Lebanese life and culture in a bygone era.