Laila Lalami Laila Lalami, author of Hope and other Dangerous Pursuits and creator of the Moorish Girl blog will be in Washington, DC on Thursday to read from her debut novel. The event will take place at Olsson’s Bookstore in Dupont Circle at 7:00 PM.

For those of you who live in the DC metro area, make sure to mark your calendar. Lalami is very admirable. She is a wonderful example of a talented, smart and eloquent Arab woman.