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BookBar @ Saltine Presents... An Evening with Chimene Suleyman
BookBar @ Saltine Presents... An Evening with Chimene Suleyman

Mon, 25 Mar

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BookBar @ Saltine Presents... An Evening with Chimene Suleyman

Join BookBar @ Saltine to hear from one journalist Chimene Suleyman talk about her new memoir The Chain in conversation with Lucia Osborne-Crowley.

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25 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:00

Saltine, 11 Highbury Park, London N5 1QJ, UK

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Join BookBar @ Saltine to hear from one journalist Chimene Suleyman talk about her new memoir The Chain in conversation with Lucia Osborne-Crowley.

In January 2017, Chimene Suleyman was on her way to an abortion clinic in Queens, New York with her boyfriend, the father of her nascent child. It was the last day they would spend together. In an extraordinary sequence of events, Chimene was to discover the truth of her boyfriend’s life: that she and many other women had been subtly, patiently and painfully betrayed.  In this spellbinding memoir, she exposes one man’s control over many women and the trauma he left behind, and celebrates the sisterhood that formed in his wake despite – and in spite of – him. Exploring how women are duped every day by individuals, she interrogates how society itself continually allows this to happen. She demonstrates that, no matter how intelligent, educated or self-aware they might be, over time a woman can be played into performing the age-old role of giver and nurturer: self-sacrificing and subordinate.  Both a devastating personal testimony and a searing indictment of persistent misogyny, The Chain is a book for any woman who has questioned her relationship and buried her doubts, for any woman who can’t quite identify the source of her unease and for any woman who has been sheltered by the fierce protection of her female friends.

Chimene Suleyman is a writer from London who is now based in New York. As well as contributing to The Good Immigrant she has written on race politics for The Independent, International Business Times, The Debrief, The Pool, Media Diversified. TV and radio appearances include BBC Newsnight, BBC, and LBC. Her poetry collection, Outside Looking On, was included in a Guardian’s Best Book of 2014 list.

Lucia Osborne-Crowley is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her third book, The Lasting Harm, will be published by HarperCollins on August 15, 2024.

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