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Sat, 06 Jul



Shelf Interest: "Where Sleeping Girls Lie" book chat - Members Only

A space to discuss and dissect "Where Sleeping Girls Lie" by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.

Shelf Interest: "Where Sleeping Girls Lie" book chat - Members Only
Shelf Interest: "Where Sleeping Girls Lie" book chat - Members Only

Time & Location

06 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 11:30


About the event

Join us to for our virtual discussion of "Where Sleeping Girls Lie" by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.

About the book:

Dark academia at its best, Where Sleeping Girls Lie is an impossibly compelling page-turner dripping in secrets, with a dark heart.

This was a mistake, the voice in her head whispered. You should never have come…

Sade Hussein is the new girl at the prestigious Alfred Nobel Academy. She has no idea what to expect of her mysterious new boarding school – an institution steeped in tradition and secrets. But she certainly didn’t imagine her roommate, Elizabeth, to go missing on her first night. Or for people to think Sade had something to do with it. Suddenly everyone is talking about Sade, including the Unholy Trinity: the three most popular girls at school. Swept up in their circle, Sade can’t shake the sense that there’s more to Elizabeth’s disappearance – especially as the teachers don’t seem to care.

And then a student is found dead.

Where Sleeping Girls Lie has a storyline tackling sexual assault and rape culture. Faridah worked closely with charities Safeline and The Survivors’ Trust to ensure content in relation to survivors’ experiences was well handled and sensitively portrayed and that appropriate content warning, and signposting for support is given in the back of book content. Faridah has been praised by both organisations.

About the author:

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is the instant New York Times, international bestselling, and award-winning author of Ace of Spades and Where Sleeping Girls Lie. She is an avid tea drinker, a collector of strange mugs and an English Literature graduate from a Scottish university. She recently completed an MA in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College, London. In 2024 Faridah was an official World Book Day author with The Doomsday Date and in June, she co-authors a romcom Four Eids and a Funeral with YA Book Prize-winning author Adiba Jaigirdar. She also has a Marvel Spider-Verse story coming out this year featuring a new character, Spider-UK! When she isn't spinning dark tales, Faridah can be found examining the deeper meanings in Disney Channel original movies.

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