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Ticket To...Explore the World with the Alignist Book Club

Ticket To...Explore the World with the Alignist Book Club

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Overview

Get a taste of a faraway place right here in our intimate studio space. Using a novel as a launching pad, Ticket To explores a nation through its history, cuisine and culture.

Beenish Ahmed, founder of The Alignist book club and subscription service, leads an exploration of a country through the lens of one novel and gathers chefs, curators, authors and more to share incredible stories, performances, food and conversation. (Reading the assigned novel in advance of the events is highly recommended, but not at all required to enjoy the show.)

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Ticket To…Colombia

Ticket To...Explore the World with the Alignist Book Club

Explore Colombia’s history and culture through Juan Gabriel Vásquez‘s The Sound of Things Falling. We’ll talk about the novel, the rise of drug smuggling and the violence that followed. Plus a performance by indie pop band Salt Cathedral.

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Ticket To…Rwanda

Ticket To...Explore the World with the Alignist Book Club

Twenty five years after one of history’s most devastating genocides, explore Rwanda through Scholastique Mukasonga’s Our Lady of the Nile. We’ll talk about the post-colonial landscape that turned neighbor against neighbor, schoolchild against schoolchild.

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