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Feminist Book Club: Olive Witch by Abeer Hoque

Join us at the Astoria Bookshop for our new Feminist Mosaic Reading Group. Each month we’ll read a book and examine it through the lens of modern feminism. For May we will be discussing Olive Witch by Abeer Hoque. All women and allies, teens and up, are welcome to join this group. We will also be accepting diapers and feminine hygiene products to donate to local women's shelters.

Over the course of the series, we’ll read books from a variety of women writers and use them as a springboard to explore a wide range of women’s issues, including reproductive rights, equity in the workplace and school, intersectional feminism, and body image and self-care.

Abeer Hoque is a Bangladeshi girl growing up in a small sunlit university town where the red clay earth, corporal punishment and running games are facts of life. At thirteen she moves with her family to suburban Pittsburgh and finds herself surrounded by clouded skies and high schoolers who speak in movie quotes and pop culture slang. Finding her place as a young woman in America proves more difficult than she can imagine. Disassociated from her parents and laid low by academic pressure and a spiraling depression, she is committed to a psychiatric ward in Philadelphia. When she moves to Bangladesh on her own, it proves yet another beginning for someone who is only just getting used to being an outsider - wherever she is. 

Event date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Olive Witch: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9789351777007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fourth Estate - February 7th, 2017



Event | by Dr. Radut