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Professional development workshop at the 2018 BAM conference

Professional development workshop at the 2018 BAM conference: Working at the intersection of academia, archiving and activism. On the 4th September representatives from the Feminist Library (FL) in London, Gail Chester and Magda Oldziejewska, alongside Feminist Archive North’s (FAN) Jalna Hanmer,

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September Friends Scheme Prize Draw – Zinzi Clemmons ‘What We Lose’

We are delighted to have the support of author Zinzi Clemmons, and her publisher, Harper Collins, who have given Friends of the Feminist Library a signed copy of  her debut novel ‘What We Lose’ in an exclusive offer. Friends don’t have to

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Feminist Library on Loan at The Showroom – July-Aug 2018

During July and August the Feminist Library was in residence at contemporary art space The Showroom gallery, near Edgware Road. Minna Haukka, the Feminist Library’s current artist in residence created a new art installation for the space, taking inspiration from

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Interview with Zinzi Clemmons

Zinzi Clemmons’ debut novel What We Lose is a mesmerising journey through loss and grief that unravels identity and the struggles that face post-Apartheid South Africa. The language is spare and haunting, as the reader uncovers fragments of drawings and

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Permanent collection point for Bloody Good Period

  The Feminist Library is now hosting a permanent collection point for Bloody Good Period. Next time you are visiting the library, remember to take a box of tampons or pads to donate to Bloody Good Period! Bloody Good Period

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From Silence with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

From Silence with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning On 29th June we took part in a collaboration with artists and musicians from the Guildhall Barbican to create an event, ‘From Silence’,  in the Tate Exchange. This explored different forms of sound-making as

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Criminalising the Client

Criminalising the Client by Josefina Erikson. Published by Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017. ​Review by Rachel Maden This book, which explores the Swedish example of prostitution law, is part of Rowman & Littlefield International’s Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives series. The first section of the book

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The Answers

The Answers by Catherine Lacey, Published by Granta Books, 2018. Review by Rachel Maden Catherine Lacey’s newest novel introduces us to Mary, a woman suffering from a series of pervasive and explainable medical problems who must take unusual measures to pay for her

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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner, 2017, Dir. Nora Twomey. Now on general release at cinemas. Review by Maya Boustany Nora Twomey’s animated masterpiece, The Breadwinner, transports the rich storytelling tradition of Twomey’s Ireland to Kabul. The film, an adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ bestselling book of the same name,

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Publications, translations and language exchange

Publications, translations and language exchange at the Feminist Library By Jael de la Luz García After having had the experience of the Latinx Festival last year, some people showed interest in continuing with feminist and queer activities where Spanish was the

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