NYU Reads Exit West: A Tandon Fireside Chat

Student Life
For NYU Community

Spring 2021 NYU Reads selection: Exist West by Mohsin Hamid

Join the Office of Student Affairs for an intimate fireside chat as we read along with NYU Reads' Spring 2021 selection, Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, and discuss themes raised around migration and belonging. Featured guests include Tandon Adjunct Professor, Gennadiy Civil, and Tandon graduate student, Camila Saavedra. Student participants who attend will be entered into a giveaway where 3 winners will receive either an Audible or Book-of-the-Month subscription!

Exit West tells the story of a young couple, Nadia and Saeed, whose escape from their war-ravaged city turns into a global odyssey thanks to a series of secret portals that whisk them away to unknown destinations. Their story opens up questions about borders, migration, love and loss, what it means to be human or a citizen, what it means to be part of a community, and what home means in multiple and shifting contexts.

*Please note that prior reading of Exit West is recommended but not required.

**Open to the entire NYU community**