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The Marks Left on Her – Di Lebowitz in conversation with Minna Salami **POSTPONED**

Wednesday June 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm 9:00 pm BST

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been postponed and will be part of our autumn events programme. More information to follow soon**

In The Marks Left on Her, Di Lebowitz explores her experiences growing up with mixed heritage in her Hong Kongese family and attempting to navigate a world in which she is misunderstood and mistreated. What began as a means to self-examine after the trauma of a sexual assault grew almost organically into a collection of scribbled-down memories that had been burrowed deep within. The book opens up many important questions about mixed heritage, parental relationships, and why the world calls for so many women to be forged by pain. 

Di will be in conversation with Minna Salami, internationally-acclaimed feminist author and blogger, to discuss their books and the importance of intersectional perspectives in feminist spaces and movements, including the Me Too movement in which Di was inspired to share her story. 

Speakers

Di Lebowitz was born and raised in Hong Kong but spent the majority of her adult life in the UK. She is of both Jewish and Hong Kongese descent. The Marks Left on Her is her debut novel. 

Multiple award-winning blogger and founder of MsAfropolitan, Minna Salami is an author, feminist theorist and lecturer. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, a critical collection of essays exploring universal ideas with an Africa-centred, decolonial and feminist perspective and translated into several languages. She is co-director of the feminist movement, Activate, and a Senior Research Associate at Perspectiva. She sits on the advisory board of the African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University and the editorial board of the Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Sahel and the Emerge platform.

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