A plague arrives to Mingheria, a half-Muslim and half-Christian island in the Ottoman Mediterranean. The Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamit II sends his most accomplished quarantine expert to the island-an Orthodox Christian. Some of the Muslims, including followers of a religious sect and its leader Sheikh Hamdullah, refuse to respect the quarantine-and then a murder occurs. Join us for a reading and discussion with Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk about his new novel, Nights of Plague.
More event info
- Duke University Middle East Studies Center
- Noteworthy Happenings