Adult event
Saba Karim Khan: Wounded Attachments – Songs of Survivors

Saba Karim Khan: Wounded Attachments – Songs of Survivors

Date/Time: Sunday 13 February 2022 14:00-15:00

Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 132 

The #metoo movement swept the world in 2017, enabling women to speak out about the sexual harassment they endure on a daily basis, with many behaviours normalised and violations concealed. Yet the movement didn’t pick up pace as powerfully in South Asia.

Award-winning filmmaker and author, Saba Karim Khan assesses the impact of the movement from a South Asian perspective, opening a window into the complicated world of consent, stigma, and reclamation, the labeling of women as 'Troublemakers', the centrality of embracing and normalizing vulnerability and the urgency to move beyond performative allyship and invite men to the movement.

An author whose writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, HuffPost and more, Saba read Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford and is the author of the novel, Skyfall, published by Bloomsbury. In this conversation, Saba Karim Khan and Dr Pragya Agarwal unpack the challenges of cookie-cutter feminism in the global South, the nuances and complications of #metoo in South Asia, and consider how narratives might offer hope, courage and meaning from the trauma.

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