Dave Eggers


Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali

March 6
7 p.m.
$10 general admission; $26 admission with paperback book included

Following the commercial and critical success of 2000’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers has helped amplify the stories of the displaced, disenfranchised, and oppressed. In his new work of nonfiction, The Monk of Mokha, Eggers tells the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a San Francisco “lobby ambassador” (read doorman) who sets about to restore credibility and honor to the coffee of Yemen, the homeland of his immigrant parents. The book serves as a cultural study of Yemeni history and their civil war in 2015, how immigrants in pursuit of the American dream are treated in the U.S., gentrification in San Francisco, and the intricacies and abuses in how coffee is harvested and sold throughout the world. For this presentation, by Magers & Quinn Booksellers, both Eggers and Alkhanshali will be on hand for what is sure to be a lively and informative conversation about “entrepreneurship, community development, civil war, and coffee.”