Breaking Knees is a collection of short stories by renowned Syrian author Zakaria Tamer, a master of the very, very short story. The collection tackles themes of repression – of the individual by the institutions of state and religion, and of individuals by each other, particularly women by men.
Come along to hear more about how religious, political and sexual repression are connected in these acute commentaries on contemporary culture by a seminal writer of the Arab world.
This event is part of Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World, a monthly event series at Free Word. Join us on the second Monday of each month to celebrate the best fiction in translation.
Each Wanderlust is recorded so that if you can’t make an event, you can catch up and enjoy the conversation via an online audio recording. These recordings are available on our Soundcloud and also on Free Word Centre’s blog within a week or two of the live event.
More information and booking details here.