Tasoula Hadjitofi on The Icon Hunter
Join us for a reading and discussion on the riveting new memoir, The Icon Hunter, by refugee and culture crime watcher, Tasoula Hadjitofi.
Throughout history, art smugglers, war profiteers and terrorists have stolen countless icons, frescos, mosaics and cultural artifacts from vulnerable, war-torn countries - and continue to do so today in places like Syria and Iraq. One woman has made it her life's work to retrieve them.
Kirkus Reviews calls The Icon Hunter "An intimate trek into the venal world of art looting and selling" and in Tasoula's own words, she calls this inspiring and empowering memoir "my gift to my country, Cyprus, my gift to 65 million refugees worldwide."
The Icon Hunter is truly a remarkable story.