Own Voices Book Discussion
The Own Voices Book Discussion group reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.
This event is free and open to all; no library card is required. Sign up is required. Sign up online here, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at the library.
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum. In Brooklyn, 18-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager to marry Adam. Though Deya was raised to believe her parents died in a car accident, a secret note from a mysterious, yet familiar-looking woman makes Deya question everything she was told about her past. As the narrative alternates between the lives of Deya and Isra, she begins to understand the dark, complex secrets behind her community.
This event takes place on Zoom. Meeting format allows the group to interact with one another. Cameras are optional. After registration, you will receive an email with a link to join the event.