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Fem Book Club: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)
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Fem Book Club is an introduction to a diverse range of novels by women about women. Through informal conversation about each text we will focus on the manifold experiences of being a woman through different moments in history and across varying communities. It is an opportunity to think about and challenge what it means to be a woman and perhaps undermine any assumed universal experience by looking at how people of colour, transgender and non-binary identifying writers, or those who suffer with mental health issues have vastly different experiences of ‘feminism’ or what it is to be a ‘woman'. During this session of Fem Book Club, we'll be discussing Arundhati Roy's long-awaited second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

If you’re keen to come to each session, order and purchase the texts as soon as possible. Centre for Stories' preferred bookstore is Boffins. We value our local book sellers and think they are an important part of the literary community. Boffins may not stock all of the books in our book club or the authors from our events, but you can order books through them and they will tend to your needs in a timely fashion. Please visit them here. Mention our name for 10% off!

Please RSVP using the form below if you'd like to come along! 

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