The Feminist Book Club

The Feminist Book Club is a year-round literary project of La Guarimba Cultural Association in Amantea.

The idea of the Club is to read, each month, a book by a female author, and then gather in a town café and discuss it with the participants.

We conceived this project to include in the personal experience of reading also a moment of confrontation and sharing, to discover new underrepresented female authors, and to create cultural events at times of the year that do not offer meeting alternatives.

The Club was born in December 2022 with the first meeting at Bar Sicoli, where we discussed Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Since then, the group of readers has expanded and had the opportunity to read and talk about books of different genres, by authors from different parts of the world.

To organize ourselves and announce upcoming events, we use a WhatsApp group. Participation is free, and meetings are held exclusively in person and in Italian. You can find extra information on this Facebook group.


5 December 2022 – THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath (USA)

16 January 2023 – BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally Rooney (Ireland)

20 February 2023 – HALF OF A YELLOW SUN by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)

27 March 2023 – LA IANARA by Licia Giaquinto (Italy)

24 April 2023 – TUTTA INTERA by Espérance Hakuzwimana (Italy)

22 May 2023 – READING LOLITA IN THERAN by Azar Nafisi (Iran)

19 June 2023 – THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS by Ursula K. Le Guin (USA)

4 September 2023 – GIOVINETTE by Federica Seneghini (Italy)

2 October 2023 – KITCHEN by Banana Yoshimoto (Japan)

6 November 2023 – LE BAL DES FOLLES by Victoria Mas (France)

8 January 2024 – THE WOMEN IN BLACK by Madeleine St John (Australia)

12 February 2024 – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE by Ulli Lust (Austria)

4 March 2024 – MINOR DETAIL by Adania Shibli (Palestine)

8 April 2024 – NOTHING by Janne Teller (Denmark)

6 May 2024 – PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi (France)

3 June 2024 – BAGHERIA by Dacia Maraini (Italy)

2 September 2024 – A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin (USA)