Author Spotlight: Imbolo Mbue

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The Earth is Not My Mother:

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Author Spotlight: Sally Rooney

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Choose to Challenge: Writers Who Rebel

In light of this year’s theme for International Women’s Day on March 8th, Choose to Challenge, we’re spotlighting 10 of our favourite female activist-writers who choose to challenge through their words and work: Alice Walker: known for her novel The Color Purple, Walker’s explored ‘womanism’ and female awakening through her works. Having been raised in segregation […]

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Feminist Icons: Alice Walker

This International Women’s Day, we are spotlighting one of our favourite authors and activists: Alice Walker. Poet, novelist, short story writer and activist, Alice Walker is known for her works including The Color Purple, and for coining the term ‘womanist’ (a black feminist or feminist of colour). Born the youngest of eight children to a family […]

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10 Books for your IWD TBR pile

At Books that Matter, championing amazing women goes to the very core of what we do. Through reading and a shared sense of community, our aim is to uplift female voices and highlight fantastic work by women. Here are 10 books by women whose work has broken barriers, given voice to marginalised people and most […]

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A Bookish Galentine’s Gift Guide for 2021

A highlight of this month has to be celebrating Galentine’s, especially when it might have been a while since your last bottomless brunch or girl’s night out. So, we’ve curated our top picks of bookish gifts from small businesses to show your gal’s how much they mean to you.      1. Starting with these […]

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Filling Your Cup in 2020

“ The phrase “filling your cup” is based on the concept of treating your mental health and wellbeing as a ‘cup’ which needs to be regularly replenished in order for you to face life’s challenges. If you’re currently living under lockdown or Tiered restrictions, some of the things you once did to fill your cup […]

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Lockdown Reads to Lose Yourself In and Love

“ For those of us in the northern hemisphere currently experiencing lockdown, it likely feels very different to the lockdown we went through earlier this year. The shorter days and cooler weather makes cosying up indoors a much more appealing prospect than going outside. What better way to pass the time on these long autumn […]

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1o Writing Prompts for Journaling Through Lockdown

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”: 10 prompts for journaling during lockdown The quote by French-Cuban writer, Anais Nin, “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”, is just a small reminder of the value in journaling. And now more than ever, journaling during this […]

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Feminist Icons – Phillis Wheatley

In celebration of Black History Month, this week’s Feminist Icon blog spotlights on Phillis Wheatley, the first African American, and one of the first women, to publish a collection of poetry in the colonies. Her achievements as a published poet served as a catalyst for the growing antislavery movement across pre-19th century America. Around the age […]

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