Brecht Forum: Revolutionary Women Dissident Voices from Egypt & Pakistan.

Friday March 11th, 2011 7:30 PM

Revolutionary Women
Dissident Voices from Egypt & Pakistan.
Fawzia Afzal Khan, Nawal El Saadawi & Kathleen Foster. Comments by Zillah Eisenstein

An Evening with Nawal el Saadawi and Fawzia Afzal-Khan reading from her controversial memoir of Pakistan: Lahore With Love: Growing Up With Girlfriends Pakistani Style. Followed by clips from Kathleen Foster's award-winning documentary Afghan Women: A History of Struggle.

Fawzia Afzal-Khan will read/perform from her controversial memoir: Lahore With Love: Growing Up With Girlfriends Pakistani Style. The memoir has come under fire in Pakistan, and Syracuse University Press has withdrawn it from circulation after publishing it–a clear violation of Afzal-Khan's First Amendment Rights. The book is now available only through amazon and createspace, and limited copies will be available for sale at the event.

Nawal el Saadawi, internationally renowned Egyptian dissident writer and human and women's rights activist has this to say about the book:

" Fawzia Afzal-Khan is a gifted dissident voice and I hope many people will read her beautiful memoir which challenges stereotypes, universal fanatic fundamentalism and religious, political, and sexual taboos."

Fresh from protesting in Tahrir Square, Nawal el Saadawi will be bringing us her revolutionary analysis of recent events in Egypt.

Award-winning radical documentary filmmaker Kathleen Foster will share footage of updates to her acclaimed film, Afghan Women: A History of Struggle, continuing to expose the nexus of imperialist and religious "fundamentalisms" which are threatening the stability not just of the AfPak region, but the world.

Please join three remarkable women as they bring together theirvarious struggles to help us connect the dots…

- taken from the Brecht Forum website – http://brechtforum.org/civicrm/event/info?id=11877&reset=1

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