Tramp Press to publish Mona Eltahawy's 'fearless' manifesto

Tramp Press to publish Mona Eltahawy's 'fearless' manifesto

Tramp Press will publish The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy. 

Co-publisher Sarah Davis-Goff acquired Irish and UK rights from Jessica Papin at Abner Stein. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021 and will be supported by an events tour, says the publisher. 

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls will identify seven "sins" which women and girls are socialised to avoid: anger, attention, profanity, ambition, power, violence and lust. Eltahawy's "manifesto" will consist of essays on each sin and encourage women to "defy, disobey and disrupt the patriarchy." 

Lisa Coen, co-publisher at Tramp Press commented: "The Seven Necessary Sins is timely, incisive and challenging work. Mona Eltahawy calls upon a range of stories to create her arguments, and the effect is fiercely intelligent and compelling. This is exactly the kind of story we want to tell at Tramp Press: we love great risk-taking storytelling, shaped by vibrant prose."

UK director Laura Waddell added: "There is already a keen UK audience waiting for Mona’s fearless, brilliant writing. We’ve very excited to work with bookshops and festivals in bringing her to readers."

Eltahawy said: "I am thrilled to be published by Tramp Press. A feminist press is the perfect home for my writing. Our work as feminists is to dismantle patriarchy and all the oppressions it uses against women—cisgender and transgender." 

Eltahawy is also the author of Hymens and Headscarves: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (W&N, 2016).