Books & Brews with Sofia Samatar & Lucy Bryan
In the late nineteenth century, a group of German-speaking Mennonites traveled from Russia into Central Asia, where their charismatic leader predicted Christ would return. Over a century later, local author Sofia Samatar followed their path, and chronicles their story in her new book The White Mosque. She’s one of our speakers for Books & Brews, along with Lucy Bryan, author of In Between Places: A Memoir in Essays, happening in Harrisonburg on December 13, 2022. WMRA’s Chris Boros asked Sofia Samatar to describe the mosque.