What if Bridget Jones had a ruthless and sharp-tongued step sister who burned out?
This very specific question best describes Malin Karim’s debut novel I Am Woman Hear Me Roar, to be published in spring 2022 by Bazar Förlag
“As long as I can remember, I’ve always dreamt of becoming an author. The library was my favourite place growing up. So I’ve been pinching myself hard enough to bruise just to understand that my book I Am Woman Hear Me Roar is going to be published by the amazing Bazar Förlag. I was inspired by the 90’s movie Falling Down but wanted to tell the story of a woman who had enough and goes out to settle things with the world. I wanted her to act like a guy, completely free of norms and conventions, simply able to follow her impulses with no thought to the consequences. I wanted her to do all the things we as women would do if we weren’t so darned well-behaved. And then some…”, says Malin Karim, author
At the start of I Am Woman Hear Me Roar, journalist Hermine breaks down. She leaves her husband and their children to go on a journey to emancipation through Stockholm. Tired of putting herself down and ignoring her needs she decides to break all the taboos and embrace the seven deadly sins.
“This is the book every woman has been waiting for”, says Karin Linge Nordh, Fiction Publishing at Bazar Förlag. “A smart, sharp and insanely funny story about a woman who breaks free from her sham of a life, once and for all. I Am Woman Hear Me Roar is dark comedy, an intelligent social commentary and a feminist call to arms.”
About Malin Karim
Malin is a freelance journalist, columnist and podcaster, who can be heard in The Karim Quarter, a popular podcast that she presents together with her husband, actor Alexander Karim. Together they have written two children’s fiction titles for middle grade. I Am Woman Hear Me Roar is her first novel.