June 10, 2023


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Literary News: Celebrating Women in Literature with Ananke Mag

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Starting today, Ananke Mag is hosting a three day lit-fest, called Ananke’s Women in Literature Festival 2021.

Founded by Sabin Muzaffar, Ananke is a digital, interactive platform engaging women across the MENA region and beyond. The entity strives to empower women via advocacy, awareness & education.

The idea is to celebrate the literary genius, creative journeys and lived experiences of the female gender.

(Source: Ananke’s Women in Literature Festival, 2021 Booklet)

Taking a deep dive into patrilineal cultures, their impact and role on the diversity and creativity of women writers, the festival aims
to trigger conversations on the intersections of gender equality, feminism, women’s rights, migration, politics, and society on literature. Through the festival, the primary aim is not just to celebrate creativity of female fiction and non-fiction writers, it is to highlight female literary history and showcase many a time invisibilized women writers in cultural festival line-ups. The event plans to create conversations about how literature produced by women can be highlighted, promoted & celebrated globally via translations, digital documentation and more. (Source: Ananke’s Women in Literature Festival, 2021 Booklet)

In its first edition, the Ananke’s Women in Literature Festival 2021 has some interesting sessions and panel discussions lined up for all the three days.

All the events will be live-streamed on Ananke’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/anankemag.