WilmU Book Club

August 2020  |  A Woman Is No Man

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
12:00pm ET

Online through Zoom

A Woman is No Man book cover

Please join the WilmU Book Club for an online discussion of Etaf Rum's book, A Woman Is No Man

Students, Faculty, Alumni and Staff are all welcome! 
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In her debut novel Etaf Rum tells the story of three generations of Palestinian-American women struggling to express their individual desires within the confines of their Arab culture in the wake of shocking intimate violence in their community—a story of culture and honor, secrets and betrayals, love and violence. Set in an America at once foreign to many and staggeringly close at hand, A Woman Is No Man is an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect.

"Where I come from, we’ve learned to silence ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence will save us. Where I come from, we keep these stories to ourselves. To tell them to the outside world is unheard of—dangerous, the ultimate shame.”

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