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Mohsin Hamid

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
7:30pm Pacific Time
Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

This event appears in the series
"On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

“[The Last White Man] feels immediately canonical, so firm and unerring is Hamid’s understanding of our time and its most pressing questions.” —The New Yorker

Mohsin Hamid is the author of five novels, including The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West. All display Hamid’s lyrical prose as well as his acute understanding of some of the most dire conflicts faced by our modern world, including global migration and the limits of capitalism. His newest, The Last White Man, “reimagines Kafka’s iconic The Metamorphosis for our racially charged era” (Oprah Daily): after a man wakes up one morning to find his skin has turned dark, reports of similar events begin to surface across the land. People are awakening in new incarnations, faced with profound loss and unease as well as love and connection. Mirrored by a society at war with itself, their profound stories powerfully uplift our capacity for empathy and the transcendence over bigotry, fear, and anger it can achieve.

Proof of vaccination with a complete initial series is required for entry. This means completion of the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine must be administered two weeks or more in advance of the event. While not a requirement, a vaccine booster is strongly recommended to be administered at least one week prior to the event. Masks are also required. Policy subject to change. 

Photo by Jillian Edelstein