Author Bushra Rehman: Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion

09 Jan 2023


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

South Asian queer activist Bushra Rehman visits City of Asylum for the first time in celebration of her highly anticipated debut novel, Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion. For readers of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and My Brilliant Friend, Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion is an unforgettable story about female friendship and queer love in a Muslim-American community.
This program features a reading by Bushra, a conversation moderated by Pittsburgh-based artist Sara Tang, an audience Q&A, and a book signing. You can purchase your own copy of Bushra’s book, Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion, at City of Asylum Bookstore.

About the Author:

Bushra Rehman’s collection of stories, Corona, a dark comedy about being Muslim-American, was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of its favorite books about NYC. Her book of poems, Marianna’s Beauty Salon, was described by Joseph O. Legaspi as a “love poem for Muslim girls, Queens, and immigrants making sense of their foreign home—and surviving.” She coedited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, which was chosen as one of Ms. Magazine's "100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” Her newest novel, Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion, centers on friendship and queer desire among young Pakistani women.

Free Online tickets

Free In-person Tickets
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Event Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum
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