Summer Book Club: How to Feed a Dictator: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks

  • 06/08/2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • virtual
  • 5

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Summer Book Club: How to Feed a Dictator: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Members $5

The NYWCA Summer Book Club selection is How to Feed a Dictator: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks. The author, Witold Szabłowski, tracked down the personal chefs of dictators known for the oppression and massacre of their own citizens—Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Uganda’s Idi Amin, Albania’s Enver Hoxha, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, and Cambodia’s Pol Pot.

The Washington Post writes, Fascinating . . . Moving . . . Reveal[s] the complicated web of feelings (and morals) involved in cooking for a despot . . . a chilling read.”  And from Community Bookstore: “Dishy, deliciously readable, and dead serious, the book provides a knife’s-edge view of life under tyranny.” 

Join us with your preferred drink and/or snack

for the book’s lively discussion!

**YOU MUST READ THE BOOK TO ATTEND!**

**SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE BE MINDFUL**

This event will be held virtually via Zoom.

The link will be sent to attendees within 24 hours of the event.

For questions please contact event host Maria Steinberg at steinberg.ging@gmail.com
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