Women of the World (WOW) Book Club is focused on WOMEN! Books written by women authors and/or highlights women's role and issues within a global context. We gather once a month to share our perspectives for a rich book discussion. We meet at different coffee houses usually on a Sunday at 2pm. Membership is open to folks. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested to join.
NEWS: We'll be taking a break from Sept to Dec 2016. Watch out for new updates and new chapter in DC in 2017.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
June 2014: Mayada, Daughter of Iraq
Let's travel to Iraq and discuss the book "Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival under Saddam Hussein" by Jean Sasson.
Here's a book summary:
A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein’s regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with seventeen other nameless, faceless women from all walks of life. To ease their suffering, these “shadow women” passed each day by sharing their life stories.
Now, through Jean Sasson, Mayada is finally able to tell her story—and theirs—to the world.
We will be discussing this book on Sunday June 22 at 2pm in the Castro neighborhood.