Feminist Book Society: 'How to own your story'
Wednesday 19th February 18:30 at London - Gower Street
The Feminist Book Society Manifesto: Feminist. Bookish. Curious. Inclusive. Challenging. Kind.
In ever-changing times, it is increasingly important to be given space to own our truth. Join co-founders Katy Loftus and Eleanor Dryden as they speak to three amazing writers who, through differing and brilliant work, explore their own story and teach us to own ours Rosanna Amaka, Ann Napolitano and Tracey Thorn.
Rosanna Amaka began writing her debut novel The Book of Echoes (Doubleday) 20 years ago, to give voice to the fast-disappearing Brixton community in which she grew up. Narrated by the spirit of an African slave, its depiction of unimaginable pain redeemed by love and hope was also inspired by Rosanna’s wish to understand the impact of history on present-day lives.
US-based Ann Napolitano’s novel Dear Edward(Viking) is a luminous, life-affirming novel about a 12-year-old boy who is the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash, depicting Edward's life in the crash's aftermath as he struggles to make sense of the meaning of his survival, the strangeness of his sudden fame, and find his place in the world without his family.
Tracey Thorn is a singer, songwriter and writer, known for her work as half of best-selling duo Everything But The Girl. With her 2019 memoir Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia (Canongate) – following the acclaim of Bedsit Disco Queen and Naked at the Albert Hall – she continues her knowing, tenderly-executed excavation of her past, this time diving in to that strange, unique cradle of British creativity – Green Belt suburbia, from the boredom, to the yearning, to the growing inner rebellion.
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