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Watch Bridge Culture Club discussion of ‘Dearborn’ short story collection

  • On Wednesday, Bridge Michigan hosted its latest Culture Club, a discussion of the short story collection ‘Dearborn’
  • Author Ghassan Zeineddine spoke about the book and answered readers’ questions 
  • Watch a recording of the event

Bridge Culture Club, Bridge Michigan’s bimonthly Michigan-focused media discussion series, resumed Wednesday with a discussion of “Dearborn” by author and former Dearborn resident Ghassan Zeineddine.

Nearly 90 readers joined Bridge and Zeineddine for a discussion of the 2023 short story collection.

“Dearborn” examines the complexities of the Arab-American community in the city just outside Detroit. Themes include identity, generational conflicts, war, trauma, migration, sexuality, home and belonging.

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Zeineddine discussed his process for weaving together this collection of stories, his connections to Dearborn and Michigan, the reaction of readers in Dearborn and in the wider Arab-American community, the themes of home and belonging in these stories, his book recommendations and much more.

Watch the video here:

Bridge Michigan hosts bimonthly discussions on books with ties to Michigan. Previous sessions have featured "The World According to Fannie Davis," by Bridgett M. Davis, “Arc of Justice,” by Kevin Boyle, “The Women of the Copper Country,” by Mary Doria Russell, “Black Bottom Saints,” by Alice Randall, “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret,” by Steve Luxenberg, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley, “Wounds” by Razel Jones and Daniel Abbott, “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls” by Anissa Gray, “The Other Me” by Sarah Zachrich Jeng, “The Dockporter” by Dave McVeigh and Jim Bolone, “You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids” by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang “The King of Confidence” by Miles Harvey, “What the Eyes Don’t See” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “American Salvage” by Bonnie Jo Campbell, “We Kept Our Towns Going” by Phyllis Michael Wong, the film “Bad Axe,” directed by David Siev, “Once We Were Here” by Christopher Cosmos, “August Snow” by Stephen Mack Jones and “Tin Camp Road” by Ellen Airgood.

Our next Culture Club event is in June. Watch for an announcement of our selection in May!

Nearly 600 Bridge members received a free e-copy of “Tin Camp Road” so they could take part in our February Culture Club. If you would like free electronic copies of future selections, join Bridge Club today.

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