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Northeast Campus Read: Welcome

The Campus Read fosters an exchange of ideas, thoughtful dialogue, and community engagement as faculty, staff, and students join together to discuss important ideas and relatable themes centered around a chosen book.

What is a campus read?

A campus read is an invitation to faculty, staff, students, and the community to read a common book together. This year's book selection is The Naked Don't Fear the Water by Matthieu Aikins. You may read the book at your own pace over the Fall and Spring semesters. Attend events developed to explore topics from the reading and further your understanding of the book and its themes. 

Copies of the book are available from NE Library in physical, electronic, and audio versions. 

NE Campus Read 2022-2023

About the Book

About the Author

Matthieu Aikins is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East since 2008. He is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and a Puffin Fellow at Type Media Center. His first book, The Naked Don’t Fear the Water, about an undercover journey to Europe with Afghan refugees, was published by Harper and Fitzcarraldo Editions in February, and has been translated into nine languages.

Matthieu grew up in Nova Scotia, and has a master's degree in Near Eastern Studies from New York University.

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