Since February of 2016, Zubaan has hosted a book club that reads and discusses feminist fiction every few weeks. In 2018, these discussions covered the following eight books:
Salt Houses, Hala Alyan [picked from a list of the best books of 2017*]
Swing Time, Zadie Smith [from a list of books by or about artists]
Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng [from a list of books featuring adoption]
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, Balli Kaur Jaswal [from a list of books about friendship]
Kocharethi: The Araya Woman, Narayan [from a list of books by indigenous peoples]
A Life in Words, Ismat Chughtai [from a list of memoirs from South Asia]
Masks, Fumiko Enchi [picked by group consensus at previous meeting]
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout [from a list of books dealing with ageing]
Next year, we’ll start with JCB-shortlisted All The Lives We Never Lived, by Anuradha Roy. Join us at 11am on January 27, at the Zubaan office if you’ve read it.
*Unless otherwise mentioned, these lists are compilations of suggestions from book club members, submitted with that meeting’s theme in mind.