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Join us for our February book club, which will take place virtually, and discuss Idman Nur Omar’s short story collection, The Private Apartments.

For more information on how to get the link email: raheleh@queenbooks.ca

Moving, insightful, linked stories about the determination of Somali immigrants – despite duty, discrimination, and an ever-dissolving link to a war-torn homeland.

In the insular rooms of The Private Apartments, a cleaning lady marries her employer’s nephew and then abandons him, a depressed young mother finds unlikely support in her community housing complex, a new bride attends weddings to escape her abusive marriage, and a failed nurse is sent to relatives in Dubai after a nervous breakdown. These captivating and compassionate stories eloquently showcase the intricate linkages of human experience and the ways in which Somalis, even as a diaspora, are indelibly connected.

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