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The Novel Idea Society

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The Novel Idea Society is presented by CBC Saskatchewan in partnership with the Regina Public Library. Hosted by Sam Maciag of the CBC Saskatchewan news at 6.

Additional Information

This program is conducted through Zoom. Register for a reminder or click the link the join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88629247749 

In May, we'll be reading Zarqa Nawaz's hilarious new satire, Jameela Green Ruins Everything. We'll be joined by the author for a virtual visit!

Jameela Green has only one wish. To see her memoir on The New York Times bestseller list. When her dream doesn’t come true, she seeks spiritual guidance at her local mosque. New imam and recent immigrant Ibrahim Sultan is appalled by Jameela’s shallowness, but agrees to assist her on one condition: that she perform a good deed.

Jameela reluctantly accepts his terms, kicking off a chain of absurd and unfortunate events. The homeless man they try to help gets recruited by a terrorist group, causing federal authorities to become suspicious of Ibrahim, and suddenly the imam mysteriously disappears.

Certain that the CIA have captured Ibrahim for interrogation via torture, Jameela decides to set off on a one-woman operation to rescue him. Her quixotic quest soon finds her entangled in an international plan targeting the egomaniacal leader of the terrorist organization—a scheme that puts Jameela, and countless others, including her hapless husband and clever but disapproving daughter, at risk.

A hilarious black comedy about the price of success, and a biting look at what has gone wrong with American foreign policy in the Middle East, Jameela Green Ruins Everything is a compulsively readable, yet unexpectedly touching story of one woman’s search for meaning and connection.

*Registration required
14 spots available
Registration Closed

When


May 31 2022, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Where


Online, Zoom 5

Event Type


Special Events

Topic


Special Event, Book Clubs, Artist and Author Talks
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