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An Evening with Pamela Olson, author of Fast Times in Palestine
Start Date: 4/12/2013Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 4/12/2013End Time: 6:30 PM
Event Description:
Pamela Olson, a small town girl from eastern Oklahoma, had what she always wanted: a physics degree from Stanford University. But instead of feeling excited for what came next, she felt consumed by dread and confusion. This irresistible memoir chronicles her journey from aimless ex-bartender to Ramallah-based journalist and foreign press coordinator for a Palestinian presidential candidate.
With dizzying speed she found herself attending Yasser Arafat's funeral, tour-guiding Israeli friends around the West Bank, dating a Palestinian from a conservative village, being held at gunpoint and injured by a stun grenade, and witnessing the 2005 Disengagement from inside the Gaza Strip. The gripping narrative focuses not only on violence, terror, and politics but also on the daily rounds of house parties, concerts, barbecues, weddings, jokes, harvests, and romantic drama that happen in between.
Funny, gorgeous, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine challenges the way we think not only about the Middle East but about human nature and our place in the world.
Location Information:
Main Campus - University Memorial Center (UMC)  (View Map)
1669 EUCLID AV
Boulder, CO

Main Campus - University Memorial Center (UMC)  (View Map)
1669 EUCLID AV
Boulder, CO
Room: 353
Contact Information:
Name: Heather Boronski
Phone: 970-618-9748
Email: heather.boronski@colorado.edu
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