Jamal Gabobe presents 'The Path of Difference'

Join us for an evening of poetry at Lake Forest Park!


Third Place Books welcomes local poet Jamal Gabobe to our Lake Forest Park store! Gabobe will be discussing his third collection of poetry The Path of DifferenceThis event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

Copies of The Path of Difference will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

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The poet, Jamal Gabobe, has a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington. The book he is reading from today entitled The Path of Difference is his third poetry book. He has published another book of poetry titled Love and Memory and an Arabic poetry book called Qalb La Yanam. Jamal's travel essay Termites and Clans was included in the anthology An Ear to the Ground: Presenting Writers from 2 Coasts, published by Cune Press. He was part of the Jackstraw Writers Program and has written on modern Egyptian literature and the Canadian author Margaret Laurence. His article European Travel Writing on Somaliland: the rhetoric of Empire and the emergence of the Somali subject was published by Bildhaan Journal at the University of Macalaster.

He is a member of the editorial board for the peer-reviewed ACCESS: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship and is staff at the University of Washington, Tacoma Library. He has campaigned for social justice issues and worked as a journalist for the Somaliland Times until that weekly was banned by the Somaliland government for exposing government corruption. He has taught English, Arabic and Somali literatures and has a six-year experience as an instructional consultant at the University of Washington's Center for Teaching and Learning. He is also an advisor to the University of Washington, Tacoma's Somali Students and received the 2017 student advisor award.

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