Two people, two different cultures, and one unlikely love story. Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer met a man who would change her life. When she met Ismail, a Libyan-born Muslim with an impoverished background, her life turned down a different path. My Accidental Jihad is the story of their relationship, unexpected pregnancy, the prejudice Bremer was exposed to, and their struggles coming to terms with very different worlds. Despite the odds, the couple made it work. In what author Haven Kimmel called “one of the most moving and captivating memoirs,” Bremer accurately portrays that love is indeed a unifying force. In the end, she realizes that “every marriage is bicultural” and responding to these differences is what makes a relationship unique. She’ll appear in conversation with former Scholar in Residence Lesley Hazleton.
Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
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