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Exit West: Library Resources: Home

Mohsin Hamid's novel Exit West has been selected to be the 2018 summer read for incoming first-year students at Connecticut College. This guide presents an overview of library resources that can be used to expand your understanding of the text and the iss


Welcome! This guide is intended as a brief introduction to library resources that could be used for research on Mohsin Hamid's novel Exit West. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have using the contact information provided below.

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Connecticut College Summer Reading 2018

This summer, first-year students at Connecticut College are reading Exit West.

Topics related to Exit West:

  • displacement/rootlessness/alienation
  • globalization
  • illegal immigrants
  • magical realism
  • migration/migrants
  • Muslims, demonization of
  • refugees/refugee crisis
  • war


Other books by Mohsin Hamid

Contact the Library

Need research help? Ask a Reference Librarian

  • Call the Reference Desk during scheduled hours at (860) 439-2655
  • Email: Brief, factual questions can be emailed to refdesk [at]
  • In Person: Reference staff are available to help you find information and use library collections 
  • Research Consultation: Use this form to schedule an appointment with a librarian
  • Text the Reference Desk during scheduled hours at (860) 787-5001

Why contact a librarian?

accessing special collections;

advanced searching techniques;

assistance doing a literature review;

chat about your project;

citation help;

converting and/or editing documents across formats;

formulating a research topic;

get help finding a book in the library;

get help finding, requesting, and obtaining research materials;

ideas for primary sources;

improve your bibliography for a research project;

keyword formulation and subject-specific vocabulary;

limiting or sifting through search results;

organize your schedule by making an appointment with a librarian to get some work done (efficiency);

request materials from another library (inter-library loan);

review scholarly literature together to narrow your topic;

take a tour of the library;

you need a hand using microfilm;

you see something confusing or broken on one of our websites;