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Acclaimed author Savala Nolan talks to Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou about her latest collection of essays, Don’t Let It Get You Down (The Indigo Press), navigating interstitial spaces and identities, the ubiquity of violence to women, imagination as a vital tool to access African American history and life writing as a form of cartography for readers.
Read More “An Interview with acclaimed author Savala Nolan: ‘Liminality gives me a sense of having multiple passports. It renders me a kind of polyglot and translator’”
In this courageous and powerful piece, Irenosen Okojie discusses the emotional abuse and exploitation Black women creatives have experienced in various arts industries and calls for greater accountability amongst white male perpetrators.
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Couscous traditions have been passed down through women since 200 BCE in North West Africa. Here, in light of the custom being added to UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage list, Leila Gamaz discusses why Algerian women should have the choice whether to enjoy and pass this tradition on to the next generation.
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For decades womxn have felt unrepresented by liberal feminism and its lack of intersectionality. In her new book, Cats Are Trash: But Maybe Feminists Are Too, Majella Mark seeks to entertain, encourage and educate readers on the history and potentiality of feminism.
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Carmen Maria Machado’s genre-bending memoir, In the Dream House, is a clever and poignant exploration of an abusive relationship, one that ranges from Star Trek and film noir to debates of LGBTQ+ rights in the US.
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Deploring the lack of diversity in academia, Dr Furaha Asani calls for greater accountability and reflection within STEMM departments through initiatives like the Athena SWAN award.
Read More “It’s time for Athena SWAN to be intersectional at the departmental level.”
UK universities are celebrating International Women’s Month (IWM), but Black women academics are still getting left behind, writes our contributor Dr Furaha Asani.
Read More “Are Black Women Academics Really Included in Women’s Month Celebrations?”