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Date(s) - 01/13/19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Veterans Memorial Auditorium


THE MONK OF MOKHA is a heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man—a Muslim and a U.S. citizen—following the most American of dreams. The story is topical (I don’t think I can go a day without seeing another horrific headline about the crisis in Yemen), and the book reads like a thriller. I often had to pause to remember that Mokhtar was a REAL PERSON who had actually lived through the air strikes and the hostage situations—all to resurrect the ancient art of Yemeni coffee. As the Los Angeles Times says, “A cracking tale of intrigue and bravery…. A gripping, triumphant adventure.” I truly can’t recommend enough.