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Disgraced: A Play, by Ayad Akhtar

The One Book One Campus Committee is pleased to announce the OBOC selection for 2016-17:

Disgraced: A Play, by Ayad Akhtar, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The book is now available in the University Store and online.

 “Set in New York City circa 2011/12, this is the story of an ambitious South Asian lawyer who, over the course of several months and as the result of several personal confrontations, is faced with several unsettling truths about himself, his situation, and his perspectives. The play asks challenging questions about the nature and purpose of faith, about relationships between white and non-white races in contemporary America, and about the process and responsibilities of creating art.”

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Ayad Akhtar is a screenwriter, playwright, actor, and novelist. He is the author of the novel American Dervish and was nominated for a 2006 Independent Spirit Award for best screenplay for the film The War WithinDisgraced was produced at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater in 2012 and was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Akhtar lives in New York City.
Please contact Dr. Jennifer Shettel (X7347) and Dr. Marilyn Parrish (x7133), co-chairs of the One Book One Campus committee with any questions. or



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