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Sohaila Abdulali: What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

An online reading and conversation with author Sohaila Abdulali with her new book, What We Talk About When We Talk About RAPE.

After surviving gang-rape at seventeen in Mumbai, India, Sohaila Abdulali was indignant about the deafening silence that followed and wrote a fiery piece for a women’s magazine. Thirty years later, her article reappeared and went viral in the wake of the 2012 fatal gang-rape in New Delhi, prompting her to write a New York Times op-ed about healing from rape.

Now, Abdulali gives us What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape — a thoughtful, caring, unflinching look at rape and rape culture.

“Brilliant, frank, empowering, and urgently necessary... a powerful tool for examining rape culture and language on the individual, societal, and global level....”
-- Jill Soloway, creator TV series Transparent

Sohaila Abdulali was born in Mumbai. She has degrees in economics and sociology and is the author of two novels as well as children’s books and short stories.


Event date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
Berkeley, CA 94704-1611
What We Talk about When We Talk about Rape Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620974742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - November 27th, 2018