Alessandra Gonzalez:

Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes

Dr. Alessandra Gonzalez, a native Houstonian and a Rice and Baylor University alumna, visits West University's venerable Brazos Bookstore to introduce her most recent book, Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes. Kuwaiti women finally received their political power in 2005; Gonzalez's book discusses the evolution of that power, especially among Kuwait's cultural elites. She claims that Islam isn't considered incompatible with feminism, particularly among Kuwaiti youth of both genders. 'The subject matter is fascinating. Brazos customers are very sensitive to the cultural issues surrounding women and the Middle East. Combined with Dr. Gonzalez's Houston connection, it seemed like a perfect fit!'' Jeremy -Ellis, the store's general manager, explains, adding that Gonzalez's visit to the bookseller is ''more of a reception than a traditional book signing.'' Wine, light hors d’oeuvres and music complete the evening.

7 p.m. 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit Free.
Tue., June 25, 7 p.m., 2013

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