Here We Are!
Join Sohaila Abdulali, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape, and Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name: A Memoir, in conversation at an outdoor, socially-distanced event in Elizabeth Street Garden*, hosted by McNally Jackson Books, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. [Rain Date: Sept. 24, 6 p.m.]

What We Talk About When and Know My Name

Due to COVID-19 considerations, socially-distanced seating will be restricted to 40 attendees, masks required. RSVP HERE for your free ticket confirmation. Books cannot be purchased at the Garden, but can be pre-purchased from our website HERE for What We Talk About When We Talk About RapeHERE to order Know My Name. If you are attending Here We Are!, and would like us to bring your pre-purchased and pre-signed books to the event, please note this in the "order comments" at the end of your website order. If you are not attending the event, order a signed copy of What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape HERE; order a signed copy of Know My Name HERE.

Chanel Miller drawing of Chanel and Sohaila

About the Authors and Their Work: 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape [Sohaila Abdulali] is a public square for those who know a lot about rape and for those who know little. It is a safe space for survivors and a broad-minded attempt to open the conversation to everyone. It’s a global book, relevant in refugee camps and American suburbs. I can’t think of a book to compare it to. Maybe Silent Spring or Unsafe at Any Speed. I hope the world is ready to accept the change this book could bring.” — Sarah McNally, McNally Jackson Books, New York, NY 

Sohaila Abdulali was born in Mumbai. She has a BA from Brandeis University in economics and sociology and an MA from Stanford University in communication. She is the author of two novels as well as children's books and short stories. She lives in New York with her family.

"Know My Name [Chanel Miller]is an act of reclamation. On every page, Miller unflattens herself, returning from Victim or Emily Doe to Chanel, a beloved daughter and sister. . . . Know My Name marks the debut of a gifted young writer. Miller's words are purpose. They are maps. And she is a treasure who has prevailed." —Jennifer Weiner, The New York Times 

Chanel Miller is a writer and artist who received her BA in Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Know My Name: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, as well as a best book of 2019 in Time, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, and People, among others. She is a 2019 Time Next 100 honoree and a 2016 Glamour Woman of the Year honoree under her pseudonym, "Emily Doe."

*Elizabeth Street Garden, in Nolita, is located on Elizabeth Street, between Prince and Spring Street. For more information about saving Elizabeth Street Garden: https://www.elizabethstreetgarden.com/donate. Our thanks to ESG, a not-for-profit community space, for facilitating this event. 

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Event date: 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

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