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Omar El Akkad

Award-winning journalist presents plausible dystopian future in debut novel

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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A second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle, join Wordfest for an evening with Omar El Akkad.

An award-winning journalist and author who has traveled around the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade, El Akkad’s powerful debut novel, American War, looks at what might happen if the United States were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

Wordfest presents Omar El Akkad at 7:00pm on May 24, 2017 at the Engagement Lab, Memorial Park Library (2nd Floor, 1221 2nd St. SW).