Hooked on Books

Date: 01/11/2021
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Outside by the pool at the Clubhouse

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Marbella Lakes Book Club
Winter Reading
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

We will meet outside by the pool
Monday, January 11th
“A Woman is No Man” by Etaf Rum

This meeting will be led by Susan Beauregard
Sign-up no later than Friday, January 8th

Newlywed Isra thought life would be different when she immigrated to America from Palestine, but her dreams were quickly dashed. You’ll need to steel yourself the more you delve into Etaf Rum’s penetrating debut novel A Woman Is No Man, which follows Isra’s journey,
and that of her daughter Deya. The clash

between dual cultures creates much of the drama, as Deya tries to do what her mother ultimately couldn’t–break free from their family’s violent, misogynistic past and forge her own path in life. While A Woman Is No Man is a rallying cry to resist patriarchal strictures designed to keep women in ‘their place,’ it is also a love letter to books and their transformative power. Reading was one of the only comforts, and acts of rebellion, that Isra enjoyed, and she had a particular affinity for literary heroine Scheherazade:
“For a thousand and one nights [her] stories were resistance. Her voice was a weapon— a reminder of the extraordinary power of stories, and even more, the strength of a single woman.” It’s the harnessing of that strength that sets Deya, and this family, free.


This is a Free Event but Registration is Required.
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