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Main Title: Hana : the audacity to be free / Hana Assafiri Book Cover
Author: Assafiri, Hana,1964-
Imprint: Melbourne, Vic. : Melbourne Books, 2024
Collation: 188 pages plus 16 pages of unnumbered plates ; paperback ; 23 cm
Subject: Restauranteurs
Cafes and restaurants
Immigrants and immigration
Women's organizations
Women's rights
Assafiri, Hana
Moroccan Soup Bar (Restaurant)
ISBN: 9781922779182
The constant search for autonomy and freedom is in every woman.

Hana Assafiri is a much-loved and revered social activist and radical entrepreneur. Through the medium of food and dining in her renowned Moroccan Soup Bar, she has worked tirelessly to rectify the systemic and social barriers to women’s empowerment.

Hana’s memoir follows her childhood between Lebanon and Australia, her marriage, her attempts to leave, and her ensuing career in women’s services. In 1998, she opened the Moroccan Soup Bar, which would quickly become an iconic Melbourne institution—founded on the radical notion that marginalised women, together in the kitchen, can effect social change.

‘A powerful call to action … Hana’s story of survival is a testament to resilience, the strength of women and our collective solidarity—when we stand together, we are unstoppable.’

—Antoinette Braybrook AM
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 641.22 ASS Available