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August 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The Last White Man: A Virtual Evening with Mohsin Hamid and Danzy Senna


August 6, 2022
7:00 pm



Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and independent booksellers across the U.S. present

A Virtual Evening with Mohsin Hamid

in conversation with

Danzy Senna


The Last White Man: A Novel

(Riverhead Books, $26)

Saturday, August 6, 7 PM ET  | Via Zoom


About the Book:



“Perhaps Hamid’s most remarkable work yet … an extraordinary vision of human possibility.” –Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies

“Searing, exhilarating … reimagines Kafka’s iconic The Metamorphosis for our racially charged era.” Hamilton Cain, Oprah Daily

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change.

One morning, a man wakes up to find himself transformed. Overnight, Anders’s skin has turned dark, and the reflection in the mirror seems a stranger to him. At first he shares his secret only with Oona, an old friend turned new lover. Soon, reports of similar events begin to surface. Across the land, people are awakening in new incarnations, uncertain how their neighbors, friends, and family will greet them.Some see the transformations as the long-dreaded overturning of the established order that must be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss and unease wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance at a kind of rebirth–an opportunity to see ourselves, face to face, anew.

In Mohsin Hamid’s “lyrical and urgent” prose (O Magazine), The Last White Man powerfully uplifts our capacity for empathy and the transcendence over bigotry, fear, and anger it can achieve.


About the Author:

MOHSIN HAMID is the author of five novels, including the Booker Prize finalists and New York Times bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. His essays, some collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and elsewhere.

About the Moderator:

DANZY SENNA’s first novel, the bestselling Caucasia, won the Stephen Crane Award for Best New Fiction and the American Library Association’s Alex Award, was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. A recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, Senna is also the author of the memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, the story collection You Are Free, and the novels Symptomatic and New People. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist Percival Everett, and their sons.

Ticket Guidelines:

  • ADMISSION WITH BOOK (Includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the book The Last White Man: A Novel (Riverhead Books, $26 + tax and fee). A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address (including your Apt. # if applicable) and phone number.

  • U.S. GENERAL ADMISSION (FREE, NO BOOK): This ticket option allows free access to the virtual event and does NOT include a book.

All books will be shipped AFTER the event.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and indies across the country for this special conversation with Mark Kurlansky! Tickets are FREE or bundled with the book (+tax/fee).

An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café (Plainville, MA)

Avid Bookshop (Athens, GA)

Barrett Bookstore (Darien, CT)

Book Passage (Corte Madera & San Francisco, CA)

BookPeople of Moscow (Moscow, ID)

Books & Books @ The Studios (Key West, FL)

Bright Side Bookshop

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Community Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY)

Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT)

Left Bank Books (St. Louis, MO)

Madison Books (Seattle, WA)

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe (Asheville, North Carolina)

Northshire Bookstore (Northshire (Manchester, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY))

Odyssey Bookshop (South Hadley, MA)

Pegasus Books (Berkeley & Oakland, CA)

Phoenix Books (Essex Junction, VT)

Print: A Bookstore (Portland, ME)

Seminary Co-op Bookstores (Chicago, IL)

Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA)

Square Books (Oxford, MS)

The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)

Tombolo Books (St. Petersburg, FL)

Warwicks (La Jolla, CA)

Watermark Books & Café (Wichita, KS)

White Whale Bookstore (Pittsburgh, PA)

[words] Bookstore (Maplewood and LifeTown, NJ)

Once you make your purchase, we will send you a Zoom registration link (24 hours BEFORE) that will give you access to the event via private link.