Feminist journalist and writer Atlas Arslan recounts her grandmother’s battle against male domination, and explores the bond of sisterhood through the stories of eight women in her new book, My Grandmother’s Sisters.
Arslan shows the non-biological bond of sisterhood by bringing together the stories of eight women who broke society’s norms with the story of her grandmother, who died in 2012.
Explaining the themes of the book, Arslan said, “Sometimes it is painful, sometimes angry, but always aware of the fact of sisterhood”. Rather than being a transmitter of women’s suffering, she prefers to tell stories in favour of resistance and solidarity. Arslan said, “I learned the phrase ‘Don’t let your lash fall to the ground, my sister’ from my grandmother, which inspired me to write this book”.