Essential voice of global feminism Mona Eltahawy closes this year’s edition of Africa Writes.

Defy, Disobey, Disrupt. 

Feminist author, commentator and disruptor of patriarchy Mona Eltahawy brings this year’s celebration of the imagination, pleasure and activism within contemporary African and diaspora literature to a close. 

Mona Eltahaway is an award-winning author, activist, commentator, and one of today’s most powerful and important thought leaders on global feminism – her essays and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, TIME, and New York Magazine, among many others.

“What would the world look like if girls were taught they were volcanoes, whose eruptions were a thing of beauty, a power to behold?”

Eltahawy continues to fight the trifecta of misogyny of the state, street and home through her latest book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, a brilliant, bold, and energetic manifesto for all feminists in the fight against patriarchy.

Mona Eltahaway has created FEMINIST GIANT, a newsletter which sees an essay, original and exclusive delivered to your inbox each and also provides a platform for young feminists to twice weekly collect global feminist news and weave it together with a brief commentary – read the latest edition:

“Incredibly direct and fiercely intelligent . . . . A book for those who don’t wait for permission.”
Marwa Helal, author of Invasive species

Date: ​​Sunday 24 October, 17:00 – 18:30 (BST)
Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player
Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5* (or also included in Sunday Day Pass)

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