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Book Club: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World | Lahore

Book Club: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World | Lahore

Sunday 24th November 15:00 16:00

We’re continuing the journey through this year’s shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize with our November Book Club pick; Elif Shafak’s ’10 minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World’.

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We’re continuing the journey through this year’s shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize with our November Book Club pick; Elif Shafak’s ’10 minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World’.

Tequila Leila, a sex worker, is dying in a rubbish bin on the outskirts of Istanbul. The last vestiges of her fading consciousness throw up sights, smells and sounds from her past. Some tender, some painful, all of them leading inexorably to a brutal present, the memories they bring present an extraordinary tale of a broken but profoundly courageous woman.

From a confined childhood to tragedies during a youth and middle age spent in Istanbul, Shafak draws out the trauma inflicted on women’s minds and bodies in a patriarchal society. The simple girl from Van, because of heart and soul in her final memories, becomes magnificent in death.

Join us as we discuss this controversial novel, over a cup of tea and some snacks!

Limited copies are available for members to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is FREE and open to the public and is appropriate for ages 17 and above. Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed. If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to us at librarylhr@britishcouncil.org.pk.

All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must also be registered for the event.

Location: British Council Lahore Library Date:

Registration will close on Friday, 22nd November 2019 by 12 noon sharp.

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