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Sparks Like Stars! with Nadia Hashimi

2022-10-25 14:00:00 2022-10-25 15:00:00 America/New_York Sparks Like Stars! with Nadia Hashimi Virtual Branch -

Tuesday, October 25
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-25 14:00:00 2022-10-25 15:00:00 America/New_York Sparks Like Stars! with Nadia Hashimi Bold, illuminating, heartbreaking, yet hopeful, Sparks Like Stars is a story of home, of America, Afghanistan, tragedy, survival, reinvention and remembrance, told in Nadia Hashimi’s singular voice. Virtual Branch -

Bold, illuminating, heartbreaking, yet hopeful, Sparks Like Stars is a story of home, of America, Afghanistan, tragedy, survival, reinvention and remembrance, told in Nadia Hashimi’s singular voice.

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An Afghan American woman returns to Kabul to learn the truth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives in this brilliant and compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, The House Without Windows, and When the Moon Is Low.

Nadia was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. Both her parents were born in Afghanistan and left in the early 1970s, before the Soviet invasion. Her mother, granddaughter of a notable Afghan poet, traveled to Europe to obtain a Master’s degree in civil engineering and her father came to the United States to realize their American dream.

Nadia graduated from Brandeis University with degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and Biology. She studied medicine in Brooklyn, and then completed her pediatric residency training at NYU and Bellevue hospitals before moving to Maryland with her husband. On days off from a busy emergency room and after years of avid reading, she began crafting stories that drew on her heritage and the complex experiences of Afghans.

In 2003, she made her first trip to Afghanistan with her parents who had not returned to their homeland since leaving in the 1970s. She continues to serve on boards of organizations committed to educating and nurturing Afghanistan’s most vulnerable children and empowering the female leaders of tomorrow. She is a member of the US-Afghan Women's Council, the Afghan-American Foundation, and part of the national leaders of Welcome.us.



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SML BUS 1.1 01/06/2022

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Meet the Author | Lectures and Discussions |

TAGS: | Virtual Program |

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