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Caabu Online Book Launch with author Janine di Giovanni: The Vanishing: The Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East
Caabu invites you to an online book launch with author Janine di Giovanni, who will be discussing her new book, The Vanishing: The Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East on the plight of Christians across the Middle East on Monday 6 December 2021 at 2pm (GMT UK time).

About the speaker:
Janine di Giovanni is a multi-award winning journalist and author, and a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She has won more than a dozen prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Blake Dodd Prize; her other awards include the National Magazine Award, two Amnesty International Prizes and the prestigious Courage in Journalism Prize. Her TED Talk, What I saw in the war, has received over a million views. Janine’s new book The Vanishing: The Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East publishes in December 2021.

She is the author of nine books; her most recent, The Morning They Came for Us, was translated into 30 languages.

About the book:

From Syria to Egypt, the cities of northern Iraq to the Gaza Strip, award-winning journalist Janine di Giovanni takes us on a powerful journey to discover the last traces of small, hardy Christian communities whose ancient rituals are preserved amid 360-degree threats. These regions have nurtured some of the oldest continuous Christian communities on Earth going back 2,000 years. Yet their numbers are now dwindling so rapidly due to the threat of war, religious persecution and economic uncertainty that di Giovanni argues they could disappear completely.
The Vanishing is based on years of reporting and extensive interviews and conversations with those at the heart of these communities, to reveal the plight and possible loss of Christian communities across Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Gaza. By capturing the personal stories of these communities, Janine provides a lasting insight into this living religion and explores what the future might hold for these communities.

Dec 6, 2021 02:00 PM in London

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