Treasure Valley Reads 2023
This year, Treasure Valley Reads features Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family. Khabaar is a food memoir and personal narrative that braids the global journeys of South Asian food through immigration, migration, and indenture. Focusing on chefs, home cooks, and food stall owners, the book questions what it means to belong and what does belonging in a new place look like in the foods carried over from the old country? These questions are integral to the author’s own immigrant journey to America as a daughter of Indian refugees ; as a woman of color in science; as a woman who left an abusive marriage; and as a woman who keeps her parents’ memory alive through her Bengali food. -University of Iowa Press.
We encourage everyone in the community to come together, read, and discuss the themes of the book. Treasure Valley Reads 2023 will continue to bring us together by building a community of readers.
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