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Women In Translation 2021: A year of globetrotting fiction


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Our Women In Translation book club offers a feminist, globe trotting year of reading.  It provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. It's a place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford. Come and join our warm bookish group  – all are welcome.

During the pandemic we are meeting online, and on the afternoon of book club we'll send everyone the link to join the chat. We read and discuss one book each month so we invite readers to sign up for individual discussions - althrough there is a core group of regulars, new faces join each discussion and some people dip in and out depending on whether the book grabs their attention.

Please support the bookshop & the bookclub by ordering your books through Lighthouse, use the code LONG-VICTORIOUS-WIT for bookclubbers 10% off :D

February - China - 7pm Monday 22nd Feb White Horse by Yan Ge Tr. Nicky Harman

March - Morocco - 7pm Monday 22nd March Straight from the Horse’s Mouth by Meryem Alaoui, Tr. Emma Ramadan

April - Mexico - 7pm Monday 19th April The Book of Anna by Carmen Boullosa, tr. Samantha Schnee

May - Norway - 7pm Monday 24th May Girls Against God by Jenny Hval

June - Argentina - 7pm Monday 28th June Trafalgar by Angelica Gorodischer Tr. Amalia Gladhart

July - Saudi Arabia - 7pm Monday 19th July Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea, tr. Marilyn Booth

August - Catalonia - 7pm Monday 23rd August Permafrost by Eva Baltasar tr by Julia Sanches

September - Norway - 7pm Monday 27th September Long Live the Post Horn! by Vigdis Hjorth, translated by Charlotte Barslund

October - Rwanda Igifu by Scholastique Mukasonga Tr. Jordan Stump

November - Indonesia - 7pm Monday 22nd November The Wandering by Intan Paramaditha Translated by Stephen J. Epstein

December - Denmark - 7pm Monday 13 December Childhood - (this is part 1 in the book "Childhood, Youth, Dependency") Tove Ditlevsen Tr. Tiina Nunnally

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