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Furious Summer Heat – Feminist Book Club

Furious Summer Heat - Feminist Book Club

We love supporting women’s righteous anger… and let’s be real, it feels really good to be angry from time to time. In this episode, join Kenesma as she speaks with Defne Suman about her new book Summer Heat and the themes of anger, reconciliation, and family during Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus. Then stay tuned to hear Ashley and Rah thoughtfully discuss their experience watching the new film Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

Summer Heat: An Interview with Defne Sumner (1:03)

One of our book club moderators Kenesma sat down with Defne Suman to discuss her latest novel Summer Heat, recently translated from Turkish into English and publishing in the US in a couple of weeks. This book is set alternately between 2003 and 1974 and follows Melike and her lovers, as the reader experiences the personal and the political through her eyes.

Furiosa Frenzy  (27:49 )
Ashley and Rah are back with another film discussion! This time, they’re diving into the recently released film, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Join them as they share their thoughts on the action-packed prequel, explore the depth beyond the explosions, and celebrate the portrayal of the female lead. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the Mad Max Universe, this episode promises insights for this thrilling installment.

Books/Resources Mentioned:

Summer Heat by Defne Suman

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Original music by @iam.onyxrose
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch.

Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as “irreverent”

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