• The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a riveting true life story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s rise to power.
• In the Sea There Are Crocodiles, by Fabio Geda, about a boy’s journey from the tyranny of the Taliban to the safety of Italy.
• Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan, edited by Tony O’Brien and Mike Sullivan in which 2 dozen Afghani children tell their stories.åå
The intent of this project is to engage the community in a thoughtful dialogue about Afghanistan, an important and critical part of the world, by exploring Afghani history and culture through a variety of programming. It is hoped that through these activities, for all ages, that the Beaufort County Library contributes to a greater awareness and understanding of another people and culture.
Some noteworthy programs include a National Issues Forum Deliberative Discussion, an “Ethics in Journalism” panel discussion featuring local news editors, book discussions, an art exhibit, lectures, mosaic tile-making, a kite festival, a film series, a children’s essay contest, a History of Tea in Human Culture display and much, much more.
For more information about the One County Reads One Country project, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org/OCROC or contact Jan O’Rourke at (843)255-6464.