Amal Ghandour has a lot on her mind. The author, historian, memoirist lives in Beirut and writes about what the experience has been like. And…there’s plenty to talk about both personally and politically. Her book, This Arab Life: A Generation’s Journey into Silence draws from Amal’s personal history, as well as larger, political and cultural issues. Her riveting book shares what it means to be Arab in today’s world – the feeling for example, of being a tourist in her own country and craving connection with her culture, her family and herself. Needless to say, there’s lots to talk about.