Event: FEMINIST GIANT and The Strand Book Club Present The Sex Lives of African Women
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 first event was in-person—and SOLD OUT!— at the iconic store’s Rare Books Room on July 20 with Dr. Meera Shah, whose book You’re the Only One I’ve Ever Told: The Stories Behind Abortion made for a powerful evening of conversation and questions about the U.S. post-Roe v Wade.
Our second book club event will be a virtual event on August 30 with writer and activist Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah for a discussion of her debut book The Sex Lives of African Women: Self-Discovery, Freedom, and Healing.
The event which is FREE to attend will be held on Zoom.
I have been a fan of Nana’s work since the days of her blog Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women, which I mentioned in this oped for the New York Times.
Read this New York Times feature (in which I’m quoted) about Nana’s collection of intimate stories of African women’s unique journeys toward sexual pleasure and liberation.
More information here on how to get tickets, buy Nana’s book, and donate to FEMINIST GIANT.
More events will be announced soon!
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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