Community Event: The Words of My Father

The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine – A book talk with author Yousef Bashir presented by the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) of Southern Maine. 

Thursday, May 6th at 7 PM EST

Advanced registration required by Weds. 5/5 at

Free. Suggested donations of $10/household gratefully accepted.

The Zoom link will be email to registered participants on Weds. afternoon 5/4, and again on Thursday, 5/5 at 4 PM.

Bashir offers a powerful memoir of love, growth, survival, and unfashionable generosity of spirit inspired by his father. This is not an exploration of the broader socio-political context, but rather a personal narrative which contains some hints at the larger landscape.

Yousef Bashir is a Palestinian American from the Gaza Strip who made his way to the United States, where he earned a BA in international affairs from Northeastern University and an MA in co-existence and conflict from Brandeis University. Now living in Washington, DC, Bashir has worked on Capitol Hill, and served as a member of the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States. Yousef is an accomplished author, a vigorous advocate of Israeli-Palestinian peace, and a much sought-after public speaker.

The JCA is a member of the Jewish Book Council network.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine By Yousef Bashir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062917331
Availability: Not in stock, usually ships to store in 3-5 business days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 26th, 2020