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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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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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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls    Published by Andersen Press Review by Sarah O’Mahoney Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells, and in the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three

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Review – Feminist Library’s Latinx Feminist Festival

Feminist Library’s Latinx Feminist Festival – celebrating Latin culture and diaspora feminisms Review by Jael de la Luz and Emma Thatcher During Autumn 2017 we organised the Latinx Feminist Festival, a series of events including films, poetry and a local history

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Women & Power by Mary Beard

Women & Power by Mary Beard Review by Rose Sinclair Mary Beard’s Women & Power is an adaptation of two lectures given in 2014 and 2017. The slim volume deserves its accolades as an instant classic for its timelessness and timeliness. Though,

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Review – The Feminist Library

Review of the Feminist Library By Ameira July-Williams, Age 8  During the half term, I went to the Feminist Library with my friend/pen-pal Lucky. We went there to do a project on women in history. We went to that library

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Review – Max Dashu’s presentation

Max Dashu’s presentation On 24th November, we hosted Max Dashu, an incredibly inspirational speaker and educator specialising in women’s history. Max gave a powerful presentation on Amazons and Women warriors, and shared with us hundreds of images of amazing women

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