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Reading Group for Muslim Women

25th October, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

The Reading group focuses on books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today, and we also watch films together. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading, this group is for you!

Reading Group for Muslim Women, Friday 27th September, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Scotland Street Museum, Fridays 25th October and 6th December, 10am to 12pm, GWL, Women only


Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL
Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

At our sessions in October and December we’ll be discussing books including The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto.

Here’s a bit of information on The Runaways:

Anita lives in Karachi’s biggest slum. Her mother is a maalish wali, paid to massage the tired bones of rich women. But Anita’s life will change forever when she meets her elderly neighbour, a man whose shelves of books promise an escape to a different world. On the other side of Karachi lives Monty, whose father owns half the city and expects great things of him. But when a beautiful and rebellious girl joins his school, Monty will find his life going in a very different direction. Sunny’s father left India and went to England to give his son the opportunities he never had. Yet Sunny doesn’t fit in anywhere. It’s only when his charismatic cousin comes back into his life that he realises his life could hold more possibilities than he ever imagined. These three lives will cross in the desert, a place where life and death walk hand in hand, and where their closely guarded secrets will force them to make a terrible choice.

On Friday 27th September, we’ll be watching a film together. To find out more please contact syma.ahmed@womenslibrary.org.uk.

See all our Reading Group for Muslim Women events this Autumn here.

This screening will be subtitled.


This workshop is for women only* and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans, Intersex women, non-binary and gender fluid people.


Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.


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25th October, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267