The Bride of Amman: Sexual Freedoms and Body Rights in the Middle East

The Bride of Amman: Sexual Freedoms and Body Rights in the Middle East

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre, Investcorp Building, Middle East Centre
Speaker(s): 
Fadi Zaghmout (author of "The Bride of Amman")
Convenor: 
Walter Armbrust
Discussant: 
Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
Series: 
MEC Seminar

Join Fadi Zaghmout and translator Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp for a frank discussion of LGBT and women’s rights, as they present the new English translation of The Bride of Amman, a fast-paced novel exploring the love lives of four young women and one gay man in Jordan's historic capital, Amman – a city deeply imbued with the nation's traditions and taboos. 

“An insightful and impassioned account of the high cost of social conformity—in and out of the bedroom.”

– Shereen El Feki, author of Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World