*Reading: 'The Healing'

In conversation with author Saeeda Hafiz
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Graduating, getting established in your career, and dating another professional are things many young middle-class women expect to do and take for granted. But when your parents don't support you and you have siblings in prison, those milestones seem monumental. In her memoir, The Healing, Saeeda Hafiz gives a frank account of the anxiety and rewards of becoming "middle class" through a complete change of diet and adopting habits such as traveling and doing yoga. While her peers pursue one kind of African American dream by climbing the corporate ladder, Hafiz finds meaning in learning to cook macrobiotic food and practice meditation.

Hafiz will read from her work and a book signing will follow.

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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