SESSION 2 POSTPONED: New Dates to be Announced
May’s book: The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar
A Western Sydney Book Club invites you to the Arts & Cultural Exchange for its second club session!
A Western Sydney Book Club explores books by contemporary authors, with an initial focus on Australian writing. In session 2, we will be in conversation about Amani Haydar’s The Mother Wound. These monthly conversations about books are led by guest authors, for readers in and connected to Western Sydney.
Light refreshments will be on offer.
Location: 8 Victoria Rd Parramatta.
Registrations are essential. Visit Eventbrite below!
About the Book
Amani Haydar suffered the unimaginable when she lost her mother in a brutal act of domestic violence perpetrated by her father. Five months pregnant at the time, her own perception of how she wanted to mother (and how she had been mothered) was shaped by this devastating murder.
After her mother’s death, Amani began reassessing everything she knew of her parents’ relationship. They had been unhappy for so long – should she have known that it would end like this? A lawyer by profession, she also saw the holes in the justice system for addressing and combating emotional abuse and coercive control.
About the facilitator
Michelle Law is a writer and actor based in Sydney, Australia. She writes for print, film and television, and theatre. She is best known for the play Single Asian Female, which gained 5-star reviews and sold out seasons in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Currently, she is working on several new screen works.
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This event is presented by Omar Sakr with the support of Arts & Cultural Exchange and with funding received by Create NSW.