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A City for Her Book Club with Aisha Isse

A City for Her Book Club with Aisha Isse

Hello Ladies!

We have decided to create this A City for Her Book Club as a way of socialising and getting together different book lovers to discuss creative pieces that explore a wide range of contemporary issues.

If you are interested in joining our new Book Club, please send a message to aishaisse@hotmail.com so that we are aware of the numbers. Note that we will limit the number participants to 12, so only sign up if you are 100% committed and sure, as you may be taking up a place for another person.

Our first date is set for Saturday 25 July at Jubel park (Parc du Cinquantenaire) at 12pm. Hopefully the weather can coordinate with us too! As there is just over a month for the first meet up, I suggest we first do a “virtual” meeting online to meet, just for everyone to get to know one and other and hopefully keep connected until the book club day itself. More news on this virtual meeting will follow.

In the meantime, I have highlighted 3 books that could potentially be our topic for the 25th. Along with their descriptions and book cover. Please select your favourite book out of the 3!

The Beekeeper of Aleppo (4.3/5)

This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo–until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape and shows their journey through Turkey, Greece and then finally to Britain. This story is a moving yet powerful, compassionate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.

Girl, Woman, Other (4.5/5)

Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters in Britain and how their lives intertwine. Mostly about women, POC and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. The book explores the themes of race, class, inequality, privilege, identity, sexuality, family, friendship, motherhood and love. It highlights a range of issues including domestic violence, transgender rights and feminist rights, just to name a few.

The Dutch House (4.1/5)

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The novel explores the themes of family, love and loyalty and whether it is truly possible for us to move on from what hurts us the most.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Until then, stay safe.

Aisha

Who may attend?
All A City for Her Premium members

Location
Jubel park, 1000 Brussels

Who is Aisha?

Aisha is a self-proclaimed fiction-book junky, food loving, spiritual (just to name a few) being. Originally from London, she has also lived in the US, the Netherlands and now finally her work and love brings her to Belgium. She works in-house for an international company, specialising in commercial contracts. Her passion and enthusiasm for books and social activities brings her to launch our City Book Club for Her.

Connect with Aisha on A City for Her HERE

A City for Her is an inclusive women’s networking community that brings together dynamic businesswomen, expats, women business travellers, locals, business owners, entrepreneurs, and motivated students from around the world. More than 7000 women are part of A City for Her community.

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Saturday July 25th,
12:00 pm > 1:30 pm
Free

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Jubel Park Parc du Cinquantenaire 11 1000 Brussels, Belgium + Google Map

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