Event: FEMINIST GIANT and The Strand Book Club Present These Impossible Things
FEMINIST GIANT is teaming up with The Strand Book Store in New York City to launch a feminist book club! The goal is to have monthly events—a combination of in-person and online—that will feature exciting and global feminist books.
Our third book club event will be a virtual one on September 13 with Egyptian poet, speaker, and author, Salma El-Wardany for a discussion of her debut novel These Impossible Things.
This event is FREE to attend and will be held on Zoom.
I’ve had the pleasure of being in conversation with Salma several times already and it is always vital and feminist. Just last month at the Bradford Literature Festival we were on a panel together about ways to destroy the patriarchy, I joined her last year on her BBC Radio show to talk about being childfree by choice, and in October 2020 I spoke with her for a BBC documentary about Egypt.
Mona Eltahawy is a feminist author, commentator and disruptor of patriarchy. She is editing an anthology on menopause called Bloody Hell! And Other Stories: Adventures in Menopause from Across the Personal and Political Spectrum. Her first book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (2015) targeted patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africa and her second The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls (2019) took her disruption worldwide. It is now available in Ireland and the UK. Her commentary has appeared in media around the world and she makes video essays and writes a newsletter as FEMINIST GIANT.
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