A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Friday, December 5 at 7PM
Where: Seattle Attic, 114 Alaskan Way S, Suite 200
Following the Hugo short fiction winners and continuing the Attic’s theme of alternating between a lighter, more uplifting read and something somewhat more “serious” or tragic, November’s book is The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg.
BOOK SUMMARY: In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as “dressed up like a boy”) is a third kind of child – a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. (Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18077802-the-underground-girls-of-kabul )
Attic Reads is intended to be a fairly relaxed chance to discuss books through a feminist lens, featuring a mix of newer works of fiction and non-fiction and parts of older feminist “canon” as well as some lighter YA featuring female characters and authors.