Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkanshali: Bookmobile Tour
Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, the subject of Dave’s new book, THE MONK OF MOKHA, will be stopping by Green Apple Books on the Park on Saturday January 27th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm as a part of their book mobile tour of the Bay Area in partnership with the SF Public Library. THE MONK OF MOKHA tells the incredible true story of a Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war. Please join us in welcoming Dave and Mokhtar for some informal conversation about the new book (available before the official release date!) followed by a signing and free coffee. Dave and Mokhtar will also be speaking about the San Francisco Public Library and will invite folks to hop on to the Book Mobile to get a library card and check out a book if they would like!
More about The Monk of Mokha
From the best-selling author of The Circle and What Is the What, a heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war and the courageous journey of a young man--a Muslim and a U.S. citizen--following the most American of dreams.
Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a chance encounter awakens his interest in coffee and its rich history in Yemen. Reinventing himself, he sets out to learn about coffee cultivation, roasting and importing. He travels to Yemen and visits farms in every corner of the country, collecting samples, eager to improve cultivation methods and help Yemeni farmers bring their coffee back to its former glory. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The U.S. embassy closes, Saudi bombs begin to rain down on the country and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen.