Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Book review: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I'm finishing my Feminist Book Fortnight posts with a review of Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It's a great follow-up to We Should All Be Feminists and is probably going to be my go-to gift for everyone this year. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received… Continue reading Book review: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Book review: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

I don't want to brag here (much!) but I'm doing so well with my book choices lately. I'm on a streak of titles which are nothing short of eye-opening, inspiring and empowering. The latest is Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own*. I know what you're thinking: but, Emma, you studied English at GCSE and… Continue reading Book review: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

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Feminist Book Fortnight: The Book Which Has Most Inspired Me

For Feminist Book Fortnight I really wanted to write about the female writer, or book written by a woman, which has most inspired me but, truth be told, I struggled. Enid Blyton was the writer who made me fall in love with stories. Jodi Picoult is the writer whose books I always pre-order and eagerly… Continue reading Feminist Book Fortnight: The Book Which Has Most Inspired Me

Women & Power by Mary Beard
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Book review: Women & Power by Mary Beard

Feminist Book Fortnight was just the kick up the ass I needed to finally pull Mary Beard's Women & Power off my bookshelf. I bought it as a post-Christmas treat to myself and it has just sat there and looked pretty ever since. I mean, seriously, look at this book jacket! Based on two of… Continue reading Book review: Women & Power by Mary Beard

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Saturday Share #48

We've hit the middle of Feminist Book Fortnight so for this week's Saturday Share I want to share a few inspiring book-related blog posts. The Bookseller posted an overview of what feminist bookworms could expect from the 14 days of bad-ass books. I discovered (and loved) feminist book blog Yasmine Rose Reads and her regular… Continue reading Saturday Share #48

The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance
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The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance

This week combines two particularly awesome bookish campaigns: Feminist Book Fortnight and Independent Bookshop Week. I popped along to the award-winning Edge of the World Bookshop in Penzance to chat all things bookish with store co-owner Rachael Howorth. The store housed a display of feminist books before Feminist Book Fortnight even kicked off, such is… Continue reading The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance

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Books for feminists of all ages

Something happened to me when I had a baby. I've always been very strong-willed, demanded equality for women and am quick to counteract 'banter' but this determination and passion has evolved somewhat. I've become more aware of the gender stereotypes enforced on children and how women are treated differently as they get older; regardless of… Continue reading Books for feminists of all ages

We Should All Be Feminists
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#FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

I re-joined my local library days ahead of Feminist Book Fortnight and now my world has suddenly opened up in terms of reading potential. I've been struggling with a budget recently which has curtailed my spending on anything other than bills and food and now I can read again - beyond the titles which lovely… Continue reading #FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

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Saturday Share #47

This morning I discovered that today marks the start of Feminist Book Fortnight, so of course I've rescheduled a bunch of posts for the next two weeks. I can't let an awesome campaign like that pass me by! But what exactly is Feminist Book Fortnight, I hear you ask? It's a celebration of feminist books,… Continue reading Saturday Share #47