Amal Awad
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EVENT: An Evening with Amal Awad at Avid Reader

Bookings Essential

Time & Date

6:00 pm

19

jun

2017

Location

Avid Reader

193 Boundary St,

4101

West End

QLD

About

Join award winning author Amal Awad for the launch of Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women.

Amal Awad spoke with women in the Arab world and Arab Australian women to discover what their lives are really like. The breadth, variety and beauty of what she discovered will surprise you.

As someone who has a foot in both the Western and Arabic worlds, Amal set out to explore the lives of Arab women, in Australia and the Middle East, travelling to the region and interviewing more than sixty women about feminism, intimacy, love, sex and shame, trauma, war, religion and culture.

Beyond Veiled Clichés explores the similarities and differences experienced by these women in their daily lives – work, relationships, home and family life, friendships, the communities they live in, and more. Arab-Australian women are at the intersection – between Western ideals and Arab tradition. It can get messy, but there is also great beauty in the layers.

In a time of racial tension and rising global fear around terrorism, there is a renewed fear of 'the other'. At its heart this fascinating book normalises people and their experiences. The breadth, variety and beauty of what Amal has discovered will enthral and surprise you.

Tickets

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This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued for this event and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

Beyond Veiled Clichés

By Amal Awad

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