Online Launch: Notes on Womanhood by Sarah Jane Barnett

21 June 2022 6:30pm — 7:15pm

Sarah Jane Barnett, Otago University Press and GOOD BOOKS warmly welcome you to join us for the online launch of Notes on Womanhood, the new memoir by Sarah Jane Barnett.

After Sarah Jane Barnett had a hysterectomy in her forties, a comment by her doctor that she wouldn't be "less of a woman" prompted her to investigate what the concept of womanhood meant to her. Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, part coming-of-middle-age story, Notes on Womanhood is the result. Here, Barnett examines the devastation she inflicted on herself as a young woman, the invisibility she feels as her youth fades, the power of female friendship, the stories women learn about midlife and menopause, and how being the daughter of a transgender woman changed her ideas of womanhood.

Streaming at 6:30pm

To be launched by Sue Wootton.

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