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Review of our 43rd Birthday

On Wednesday, 14th March 2018, the Feminist Library at Lambeth North celebrated its 43rd birthday with a fascinating panel on ‘Feminist publishing since the 60s’. Panellists were Sue O’Sullivan of Spare Rib magazine and Sheba Feminist Publishers; Rachael House, artist

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The Feminist Library on Loan at Tate Exchange – 21st – 22nd April

‘The Feminist Library on Loan’ at Tate Exchange Southwark Room, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG 21st – 22nd April, 12-6pm Drop in to our pop-up Feminist Library and join us in creating space for herstory to be produced Join

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Calling all Zine Makers!!

CALLING ALL ZINE-MAKERS!! The Feminist Library wants to archive and showcase copies of YOUR zines and independent publications…. We are asking makers to donate 1-2 copies – these will go into our Library to be preserved and shared for years to come,

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Compulsory Heterosexuality in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. Pandora Press, 1985. When reading Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit you’d be forgiven for imagining the novel was taking place in some distant time and place and certainly not in

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Golden Ages of Children’s Books

The Feminist Library has a small but core collection of multi-cultural feminist and gender busting fiction and reference books for children and young people. It all began in the 1970’s and 80’s with classics such as Whistle for Willie by

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple by Alice Walker, The Women’s Press, 1982 Review by Harriet Elizabeth To celebrate the recent World Book Day we asked Library volunteer Harriet to share a review of a book that means a lot to her and

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Review – Feminist Library art show in Berlin!

Feminist Library on tour – art show in Berlin! At the beginning of March, as London was covered in layers of snow, members of the Feminist Library set off for sunnier (but colder!) climes, for an artistic adventure in Berlin.

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Some Recent Acquisitions

Some Recent Acquisitions • Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend (Europa Editions, 2012) • Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name (Europa Editions, 2013) • Elena Ferrante, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Europa Editions, 2014) • Elena Ferrante,

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2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March – Herstory Fridays throughout Women’s History Month

Herstory Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March, 11am – 5pm The Feminist Library 5 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7XW London Throughout Women’s History Month, we will be holding weekly Herstory Fridays, as we celebrate not just the centenary of

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Zine making – Women’s Liberation Movement gems – 31st March

1pm – 4pm, Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7XW This event will be the culmination of our Herstory Fridays exhibition on history of feminist publishing, focusing on the Feminist Library collection of Women’s Liberation Movement materials. More details

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