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Virtual Book Club: The Wandering Palestinian with Dr. Anan Ameri

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In partnership with the Arab-American Museum, join Dr. Anan Ameri, founding director of AANM, at the next Virtual Book Club! Dr. Ameri will give a live reading from her recently published book The Wandering Palestinian, and discussion hosted by AANM deputy director Dr. Jumana SalameyThe Wandering Palestinian is a memoir of Dr. Ameri’s journey from immigrating to Detroit, Michigan to becoming a driving force of her community.

Anan Ameri played a pivotal role in the creation of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The Wandering Palestinian chronicles her life from 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon to Detroit, Michigan as she learns how to adjust to culture shock, finds her independence and becomes a driving force in Detroit’s large and politically active Arab American community—an involvement that helped her break away from her isolation and resume her activism, and paved the way for her to become a recognized and respected leader in her community.

Dr. Anan Ameri is a scholar, author, activist and community organizer. She is the founding Director of the Arab American National Museum and Palestine Aid Society of America. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Jordan, an M.A. from Cairo University and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit. She was a fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, a visiting scholar in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and served as Interim Director of the Institute for Jerusalem Studies. The recipient of numerous awards, Anan was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame in Lansing, Michigan in 2016 and received ACCESS’s Arab American of the Year award in 2020. She enjoys writing and has authored and edited several articles and publications.