Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Etaf Rum presents A Woman is No Man
In conversation with Hala Alyan
Wine reception to follow
Greenlight is thrilled to host Etaf Rum for the launch of her novel A Woman is No Man. Three generations of Palestinian-American women living in Brooklyn are torn between individual desire and the strict mores of Arab culture in this powerful debut—a heart-wrenching story of love, intrigue, courage, and betrayal that will resonate with women from all backgrounds, giving voice to the silenced and agency to the oppressed. It is an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect. Etaf Rum lends a fresh and spirited voice to a moving and compelling story that has never before been told to the world at large. She reads and discusses her book with fellow Palestinian-American author Hala Alyan, author most recently of the poetry collection The Twenty-Ninth Year, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book's launch.