Programs A Radical Exploration of Global Feminism Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Mona Eltahawy in Conversation with Hannah Giorgis


  • Date:
    Mar 14, 2024
  • End Date:
    Mar 14, 2024
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location:
    The Africa Center
    1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029
    United States (map)

A Radical Exploration of Global Feminism: Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Mona Eltahawy in Conversation with Hannah Giorgis

Thursday, March 14th, 2024 | 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Doors open at 6:00PM
The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall
1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States (map)

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 14th, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, as The Africa Center proudly presents A Radical Exploration of Global Feminism: Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Mona Eltahawy in Conversation with Hannah Giorgis. This conversation promises a profound exploration of global feminism and the relentless fight against patriarchy, all while delving into the authors’ published works.

In “The Sex Lives of African Women,” Sekyiamah weaves the extraordinary stories of women across Africa, liberating narratives that have remained unheard. This literary journey also chronicles her personal path towards sexual freedom, adding a powerful dimension to the global feminist discourse. Meanwhile, Mona Eltahawy’s The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls stands as a bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto, providing a roadmap for women and girls to defy, disrupt, and ultimately dismantle the patriarchy.

Join us for an evening of bold ideas and unapologetic perspectives as these remarkable writers redefine narratives in celebration of Women’s History Month.


Hannah Giorgis is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she has reported on subjects such as the history of Black television in the United States, the global significance of Barbados becoming a republic, and the expansive visions of African artists working across multiple disciplines. Her criticism and reporting have appeared in publications including the New York Times magazine, the LA Times, The Guardian, Travel + Leisure, and Pitchfork, as well as books such as Black Futures, Marvel’s Dreams of Wakanda anthology, and Lasagna: A Baked Pasta Cookbook. Hannah’s contribution to Addis Ababa Noir, a collection of short stories set in Ethiopia’s capital city, was short-listed for the 2022 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. And since 2022, she has been a juror for the Peabody Awards.

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is the author of The Sex Lives of African Women, which Publishers Weekly described as “an astonishing report on the quest for sexual liberation” in their starred review. It was also listed by The Economist as the best book of the year. She is also co-founder of Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women, a website, podcast and festival that publishes and creates content that tells stories of African women’s experiences around sex, sexualities, and pleasure. In 2022, she was cited by the BBC in its list of 100 inspirational and influential women from around the world. In 2023, New Africa magazine listed her as one of 100 inspirational Africans. 

Mona Eltahawy is a feminist author, commentator, and disruptor of patriarchy. She is founder and editor-in-chief of the newsletter FEMINIST GIANT.

Her opinion essays have appeared in media across the world. Her first book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (2105) targeted patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africa and her second The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls (2019) took that disruption worldwide. She is a contributor to the recent anthology This Arab is Queer and is editing the anthology Bloody Hell! And Other Stories: Adventures in Menopause from Across the Personal and Political Spectrums. Her new book due 2026 is a memoir of menopause called The King Herself: How Hatshepsut Helped Me Unbecome.

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