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BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Saturday 19 October: 11:30am - 12:45pm

Faculty of History, Room 3, West Road, CB3 9EF

Robin Morgan's edited collection of feminist essays Sisterhood is Powerful turns fifty in 2020. Following its publication this collection of essays, originating from the North American women's movement, was posted by mail, hand-imported, reprinted and debated in other feminist contexts around the world. Rosa Campbell will consider the way feminist texts cross borders and the passionate, lively debate around the concept of 'sisterhood' which has relevance for the feminist movements of today.

Part scientific research, part art criticism, part cultural history, Luca Turn and Tania Sanchez’s book Perfumes: The Guide redefined non-fiction. Abi Glen's talk will include scent testers and thoughts about how we can write critically about the senses.

Unlike the Bible, the Qur’an only started to appear on global ‘bestseller’ lists after 9/11. In this talk, Taushif Kara will trace its journey from recitation and revelation to scripture, and then from scripture to ‘Text’. He will explore the many different approaches to reading the Qur’an: not only did the Qur’an change the world, it was changed by the world.

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