In partnership with World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
Bestselling author Dave Eggers delivers “a gripping, triumphant adventure” (Los Angeles Times) with The Monk of Mokha, the incredible true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.
Mokhtar Alkhanshali is 24 and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Alkhanshali has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
Dave Eggers is the author of eleven books, including The Circle; Heroes of the Frontier; A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award; and What Is the What, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian and The New Yorker.
“A true account of a scrappy underdog, told in a lively, accessible style. . . . Absolutely as gripping and cinematically dramatic as any fictional cliffhanger.”
—Michael Lindgren, The Washington Post
Tickets include paperback books.
One Ticket and One Book: Public $40, DMA and WAC Members/Educator $35, Student $30
Two Tickets and One Book: Public $65, DMA and WAC Members/Educator $55, Student $45