About the event
We’re excited to be discussing Aisha Saeed’s eye-opening tale about indentured servitude, class and resistance for this month’s session of our teen book- club!
Amal dreams of going to college and becoming a teacher, but life in her village is not kind to dreamers. When her mother gives birth to a fifth daughter, Amal is taken out of school so she can stay at home to take care of her siblings. Things only get worse when she has a run-in with the corrupt local landlord, Jawad Khan. Her father’s debts are called up and Amal is sent to work at his home as an indentured servant until they can be paid off.
Life at the landlord’s estate is a struggle and with increasing knowledge of Khan’s nefarious and underhand dealings comes the realisation that perhaps Amal, despite her resourcefulness and courage, will never be able to return to her family. Come join us and other like-minded teens as we discuss the book, with snacks of course.
This event is FREE and open to the public and is appropriate for ages 13 to 19.
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All participants under the age of 18 must be escorted into the premises by a parent or guardian who must also be registered for the event.
Location: British Council Lahore Library
Date: Sunday, 24 January 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Registration will close on Friday, 15th March 2019 by 12 noon sharp.
Please note that free valet parking is available for all our events, but must be used at the vehicle owners risk.