Why “Circe” is a Book That Matters

Why “Circe” is a Book That Matters

Picture this, a boat washes ashore on the beautiful island of Aiaia, carrying Odysseus after his long quest fighting in Troy. Silver wolves and golden lions drape themselves over the threshold, and striking witch-sorceress Circe emerges over the rocks. The story of the Odyssey begins with depicting Circe as vivid, powerful and unique, a cunning witch who transforms Odysseus’s men …

Poem of the Week: Stars by Emily Bronte

As a team of literature lovers, it occurred to us that we hadn’t spent much time celebrating female poets. So, we will be sharing a Poem of the Week every week on our blog for you to enjoy, and to hopefully discover some lovely poetry you’ll return to again and again, and maybe some new writers too! This week, we’ve …

Octavia E Butler

Celebrating Octavia E. Butler

By Riziki Millanzi In 1995, Octavia E Butler became the first Science-Fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, unofficially nicknamed in America the ‘Genius Grant’. During her life, she won not only one or two, but multiple Hugo and Nebula awards. Butler’s writing has paved the way for Black women writers. From Nnedi Okorafor who was told to ‘stay away …

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 for centuries to come as …