Saturday, May 09, 2009

Reading Lolita in KL

Just thought I'd post this up :
Dear friends,

KL Alternative Bookfest (KLAB) is just around the corner (this weekend...) so if you are planning to go KLABbing this weekend, I'd recommend you stop by SIS booth and attend our reading.

It being a
bookfest means there are quite a few readings but there are some very compelling
reasons why you should attend ours.

1. without divulging too much as it's an experiential thing, let's just say it's going to be dark and very interesting.

2. the reading list is a selection of books banned throughout the ages, including works by Darwin, Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and a few other authors and titles you wouldn't expect to be in the realm of the censored.

3. we've been very lucky to get these booklovers to read (for free and freely) and they are:

hot off the air-con Shanon Shah, Marina Mahathir, Fahmi Fadzil, Cecil Rajendra, Rahmat Haron, Priya K. (young poet), Chi Too (documentary filmmaker and a Mak Bedah), and Aishah Hassan (performing arts student).

Whether this event is (malaysian) shariah-compliant I'm not sure but
it's definitely fatwa-free and 100% mother's day-friendly so bring your BFFs and
their moms and join us as we celebrate the freedom to read.

Here are the details:

Reading Lolita in KL
Sunday, May 10, 2009
4.30pm - 6pm
2nd floor, The Annexe Gallery, Central Market KL

booklovers of
the world unite to take over!


Masjaliza Hamzah
Programme Manager (Research & Publications)
Sisters in Islam
7 Jalan 6/10, 46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel:603-7785 6121,
Fax:603 7785 8737

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