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February 2023

Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation by Sophie Lewis (2022)

February 5 @ 16:00 - 18:00
De Peper, Overtoom 301
Amsterdam, 1054 HW Netherlands
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Our next read will be Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation by Sophie Lewis. It was published by Verso press just a few months ago and essentially asks what if we should and what if we could do better than the institution of the family? In this relatively short text Lewis stakes out a case for family abolition. We will meet on the 5th February at 16:00 at the community kitchen de peper located inside OT301 (http://www.ot301.nl).…

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March 2023

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)

March 5 @ 16:00 - 18:00
De Peper, Overtoom 301
Amsterdam, 1054 HW Netherlands
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Our March text will be Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness. In this science fiction we follow a human encountering the inhabitants and cultures of the 'alien' Winter for the first time. We will meet on Sunday 5th March at 16:00 at the community kitchen de peper, located in OT301 (http://www.ot301.nl). We'll discuss the text for a couple of hours and then (for those who wish) enjoy a vegan meal (donation based). If you want to join…

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April 2023

Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Kumari Jayawardena

April 2 @ 16:00 - 18:00
De Peper, Overtoom 301
Amsterdam, 1054 HW Netherlands
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In April we will read a text that for years has been considered "an essential primer on the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history of women’s movements in Asia and the Middle East". In Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World Kumari Jayawardena "presents feminism as it originated in the Third World, erupting from the specific struggles of women fighting against colonial power, for education or the vote, for safety, and against poverty and inequality". (from - versobooks.com) As always…

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May 2023

Hurricane Season by Fernando Melchor

May 7 @ 16:00 - 18:00
De Peper, Overtoom 301
Amsterdam, 1054 HW Netherlands
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Hurricane Season is Fernanda Melchor's first novel to be translated into English and in our May meeting we will discuss this together. "The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse—by a group of children playing near the irrigation canals—propels the whole village into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumors and suspicions spread. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, with each unreliable narrator lingering on new details, new acts of depravity or…

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