This book presents an epic feminist narrative about ancient Mesopotamia. It tells the story of the beginning of writing, the spiritual world of the people, their harvest festivals and their close relationship with their gods. Taking the form of an adventure story, many details of life in the earliest known civilisation are depicted in a dramatic way.
Greta Sykes will talk about life in ancient Mesopotamia and in what precise forms the broadly equal rights for women and men existed. This will be followed by her reading one or two short passages from the book.