"Nights of Plague" Novel Reading by Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk and Conversation with Erdağ Göknar

November 17, 2022 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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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.

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  • Duke University Middle East Studies Center

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  • Noteworthy Happenings