Extraordinary and Everyday Utopias featuring Sohaila Abdulali at the University of Brighton


Sohaila Abdulali, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape is key-note speaker at a one-day symposium at the University of Brighton this July. The event will gather together academics, students, writers, artists and practitioners committed to developing imaginative, creative and ethical narratives of desirable futures to meet contemporary social challenges.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape is a thoughtful, provocative and intelligent book, which looks at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist. 

‘Abdulali attempts to rip apart the pity and shame that inflect much of the talk around rape in connection with “victims”. Through her own experience as well as those recounted by other survivors, she strives to put rape in its place, refusing to grant it the power that can erode identities and undermine people’s sense of being..’The Telegraph

The day will also include a live performance project by Murmuration Arts, who will devise a creative response to the event.

All food and refreshments will be vegetarian and vegan friendly. The event is free but you must register HERE.