Metropolitan St. Louis Region: Ayesha at Last (Virtual)
Remixing Pride and Prejudice
Author Uzma Jalaluddin will talk about what it means to reimagine classic texts from a different cultural viewpoint—and the love South Asian culture has for all things Austen.
This debut novel is a modern Asian and Muslim remix of the story of Darcy and Elizabeth. The heroine is a teacher who wears a hijab and is "irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices." Ayesha at Last has been optioned for film by Pascal Pictures; it was featured on Good Morning America and was named one of Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019.
Jalaluddin's presentation is part of a subscription series offered through the North American Friends of Chawton House. She has waived her usual honorarium to raise awareness for Chawton House and its mission of preserving a historic Austen family site and the unique legacy of early women writers whose works are housed there.
This event is free and open to the public. To register, please click here. Please also note that the hours shown are Central Time.