ASU Book Group: 'Perspectives of Five Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Roles' by Souad T. Ali
The ASU Book Group's March 2022 reading selection is "Perspectives of Five Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Roles” by Souad T. Ali. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. with two different options for attendance: either in-person at the Piper Writers House or virtually on Zoom. In-person attendees are invited to join the author for lunch after at the University Club, no-host.
Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present.
NEW: *Attendees must register to receive the Zoom link.*
In 2005, Kuwait, a country that is more than 90% Muslim, passed laws granting women both the right to vote and the right to run in elections. In her new book, reveals how these and other advancements have affected them on an individual and societal level. Ali was inspired to write “Perspectives” during her 2009–2010 Faculty Fulbright Fellowship at the American University of Kuwait.
Souad T. Ali is an associate professor of Arabic in the School of International Letters and Cultures at ASU.
About the book group:
The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2021-2022 are:
- Sep. 29: “A Good Map of All Things” and “Not Go Away Is My Name” by Alberto Álvaro Ríos
- Oct. 27: “Blackface,” by Ayanna Thompson
- Nov. 17: “Now in Color” by Jacqueline Balderrama
- Dec. 15: “Doodling for Writers” by Rebecca Fish Ewan (Canceled)
- NEW DATE: Jan. 26: "Everyday Life in the Aztec World" co-authored by Michael Smith
- NEW DATE: Feb. 23: "The Art of the Bee" by Robert E. Page, Jr.
- Mar. 30: “Perspectives of Five Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Roles” by Souad T. Ali
- Apr. 27: “Appleseed” by Matt Bell
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.