May The Tigris Grieve For You

Women's Rights Now


Emilienne Malfatto’s short novel Que sur toi se lamente le Tigre won the 2021 Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman. The English edition May the Tigris Grieve for You was longlisted for the 2024 Republic of Consciousness Prize. The chronicle of a death foretold – that of a young Iraqi woman who has committed the ultimate taboo of becoming pregnant out of wedlock, Malfatto's powerful poly-vocal story evokes Greek tragedy. Lorna Scott Fox, poet Naima Rashid and musician Maia Mutawi, will read out the entire book. After the reading, the audience will have the opportunity to meet the author, and purchase signed copies of the book.

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Naima Rashid Maïa Mutawi Lorna Scott Fox Emilienne Malfatto