Mandag 27. mars

Kl. 18:00

The FMV Book Club March Meeting: Daughters of Smoke and Fire by writer Ava Homa


Welcome to the third The Female Minority Voices Book Club meeting of the year! For March and International Women's Day, our book pick is Daughters of Smoke and Fire by female Kurdish writer Ava Homa. This is to honor Mahsa Amini, and to show solidarity with our sisters who are currently leading the fight for freedom in Iran.

FMV mars

Praktisk informasjon

Dato: Sted:
27.03.2023 Kulturhuset i Bergen
Sal: Innslipp: Arrangementstart: Vergeordning:
TBA 17:45 18:00 Ja
  • Dato: 27.03.2023
  • Sal: Kulturhuset i Bergen
  • Scene: TBA
  • Innslipp: 17:45
  • Arrangementstart: 18:00
  • Vergeordning: Ja

Kulturhuset i Bergen, Female Minority Voices presenterer:

The FMV Book Club March Meeting: Daughters of Smoke and Fire by writer Ava Homa

Note: The event takes place on the mezzanine at the 2nd floor.

About the book:

The unforgettable, haunting story of a young woman’s perilous fight for freedom and justice for her brother, the first novel published in English by a female Kurdish writer

Set in Iran, this extraordinary debut novel takes readers into the everyday lives of the Kurds. Leila dreams of making films to bring the suppressed stories of her people onto the global stage, but obstacles keep piling up. Leila’s younger brother Chia, influenced by their father’s past torture, imprisonment, and his deep-seated desire for justice, begins to engage with social and political affairs. But his activism grows increasingly risky and one day he disappears in Tehran. Seeking answers about her brother’s whereabouts, Leila fears the worst and begins a campaign to save him. But when she publishes Chia’s writings online, she finds herself in grave danger as well.

Daughters of Smoke and Fire is an evocative portrait of the lives and stakes faced by 40 million stateless Kurds and a powerful story that brilliantly illuminates the meaning of identity and the complex bonds of family, perfect for fans of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun.


OFFER: Our team member Rodolfo Baldinotti will be able to order the book for those of you who want to use this offer. He will give a list to the bookstore (Norli Strandgaten) and you will be contacted when the book is ready to be picked up (payment then and there).

Send an email with your full name and contact information to femaleminorityvoices@gmail.com

And as always, if you don't get the chance to read the book, come anyway!

The book functions as a conversation starter, so just read up on the theme/topic of the book, and join us for a good conversation - and bring a friend!

See you there!

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