Join us at Waterstones Tottenham Court road to hear Sohaila Abdulali in conversation with Winnie M. Li, approaching the subject of rape as victims, writers and activists.
Sohaila Abdulali was the first Indian rape survivor to speak out about her experience. Gang-raped as a teenager in Mumbai and indignant at the deafening silence on the issue in India, she wrote an article for a women’s magazine questioning how we perceive rape and rape victims. Thirty years later she saw the story go viral in the wake of the fatal 2012 Delhi rape and the global outcry that followed. Drawing on three decades of grappling with the issue personally and professionally, and on her work with hundreds of other survivors, What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape explores consent, desire, redemption, revenge and how rape is and should be discussed by society.
Winnie M. Li is author of Dark Chapter, winner of The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2017. The book was inspired by her own assault and explores a rape from the perspective of both the victim and perpetrator. Winnie is also co-founder and artistic director of the Clear Lines Festival, a UK-based sexual assault and consent festival.