The Earth is Not My Mother:

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Author Spotlight: Sally Rooney

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Author Spotlight: Peace Adzo Medie

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Zora Neale Hurston

Forgotten Women: The Story of Zora Neale Hurston

“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” – Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston was a writer that had long fascinated the Books That Matter team. We were endlessly curious about her story, […]

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The Forgotten Women of International Women's Day

The Forgotten Women of International Women’s Day

This week, we celebrated International Women’s Day, an awareness day recognised annually on March 8th. It is a day to celebrate the achievements, contributions and acceleration of women across social, cultural, economical and political fields. But it wasn’t always hashtags, special offers, and selfies. Whilst the recognised celebration is a beautiful one, International Women’s Day […]

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Why Brexit is a Feminist Issue

Why Brexit is a Feminist Issue

Brexit is a term that most of us in the UK hear, on estimation, at least once a day. Whether it’s on the radio, on the TV, or in conversation, Brexit is everywhere. The bombardment of information is overwhelming, and the slaloming actions of parliament are becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with. In this […]

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Jean Rhys - The Woman who Wrote Women

Jean Rhys – The Woman who Wrote Women

Jean Rhys was an author who innovated writing upon women’s emotions, mental health, and sexuality in a way that became a cornerstone of the modernist period of literature. Her definitive yet flawed female protagonists in her works like Good Morning, Midnight, Leaving Mr McKenzie, and her iconic, Wide Sargasso Sea, put her on the map […]

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What a Time To Love Ourselves

What a Time To Love Ourselves

“Focus on your truth, focus on your message, focus on you.” (Eggurue, ‘What A Time To Be Alone’) By Erin Stott Flowering from feminist roots and unapologetic black pride, The Slumflower’s manifesto for self love guides us: on how to take charge of our lives and relationships; how to stay true to ourselves; and how […]

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