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Attic Book Club Discusses “The Underground Girls of Kabul”

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.

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She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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