Join these upcoming events to hear from Holly Hubbard Preston in-person or virtually.

Upcoming Events

AUTHOR EVENT // Shugri Said Salh – The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert

On August 4 at 7 pm PST, Napa Bookmine presents a virtual event with Shugri Said Salh in conversation with local writer Holly Hubbard Preston. During the hour-long event, the authors will discuss Sahl’s new memoir, The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert. A nurse as well as an author, Shugri Said Salh offers readers the story of a traditional nomadic, East African childhood cut short by civil strife and forced migration. In this conversation hear how the author went from tending goats, sleeping in huts, and learning cooking songs in the Somali desert to riding escalators, living in homeless shelters and studying nursing in North America. This conversation will explore the tradition, change and the hope sometimes born of dislocation captured by this stunning and original narrative.