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New Books - Women / Feminism

Sisters doing it for themselves - memoirs, activism, herstory ... (browse related category Feminism & Women )

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A Match Made in Heaven: British Muslim Women Write About Love and Desire - by Claire Chambers, Nafhesa Ali & Richard Phillips (Editors) - £10.99
Star-studded and beautifully written, this collection of diverse stories about love and desire by South Asian-heritage British Muslim women authors, including Ayisha Malik and Shelina Janmohamed.   Although outsiders often expect Muslim women ... more

Women Don't Owe You Pretty - by Florence Given - £12.99
‘THE BEAUTY MYTH’ FOR THE INSTAGRAM GENERATION "Rallying, radical and pitched perfectly for her generation."(Evening Standard) Women Don’t Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives su ... more

The Verso Book of Feminism: Revolutionary Words from Four Millennia of Rebellion - by Jessie Kindig (Editor) - £10.99
Throughout written history and across the world, women have protested the restrictions of gender and the limitations placed on women's bodies and women's lives. People - of any and no gender - have protested and theorized, penned manifestos and writt ... more

Sontag: Her Life - by Benjamin Moser - £18.99
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY  Selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the SPECTATOR, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN and FINANCIAL TIMES   The definitive portrait of one of the twentieth century's most towering figures: her ... more

Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview - and Other Conversations - by Frida Kahlo - £12.99
Frida Kahlo’s legacy continues to grow in the public imagination in the nearly fifty years since her ”discovery” in the 1970s. This collection of conversations over the course of her brief career allows a peek at the woman behind the hype. And ... more

The Philosopher Queens: The Lives and Legacies of Philosophy's Unsung Women - by Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting - £12.99
Where are the women philosophers? The answer is right here. The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you've probably heard the names Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke - but what about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young?  The Philo ... more

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir - by Ani DiFranco - £14.99
A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco.  In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of ... more

Year of the Monkey - by Patti Smith - £9.99
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.   Following a run of New Year's concerts at ... more

Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl's Guide to Living Life Unapologetically - by Stephanie Yeboah - £12.99
Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fat-phobia throughout her life. From being bullied at school to being objectified and humiliated in her dating life, Stephanie's response to discrimination has always been to change the narrative around bod ... more

Men Who Hate Women - by Laura Bates - £16.99
The extremism nobody talks about. And how it affects us all. Imagine a world in which a vast network of incels and other misogynists are able to operate, virtually undetected.  These extremists commit deliberate terrorist acts against women. ... more

Ladies Who Punch: Fifty Trailblazing Women Whose Stories You Should Know - by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - £16.99
Courageous women change history and remould our culture. For centuries, rebel ladies have been punching up, fighting for freedoms and equality, challenging the world order. Today, the next generation continue the fight, boldly marching, banners flyin ... more

Know My Name: The Survivor of the Stanford Sexual Assault Case Tells Her Story - by Chanel Miller - £9.99
Chanel Miller's story changed our world forever. In 2016 Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail after he was caught sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. His light sentencing, and Chanel's victim impact statement, which was rea ... more

Three Women - by Lisa Taddeo - £9.99
All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?  All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated ... more

Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography - by Robin Bunce and Samara Linton - £20.00
More than three decades after her election to Parliament, Diane Abbott is still racking up firsts. The first black woman elected to Parliament, she also recently became the first black person to represent their party at PMQs. Abbott came to fame in t ... more

The Times I Knew I Was Gay - by Eleanor Crewes - £14.99
A tender and funny graphic memoir about identity, love and Willow from Buffy.   Ellie always knew she was different. Contrary and creative, she wore black, obsessed over Willow in Buffy. and somehow never really liked boys.  As she gre ... more

More Than a Woman - by Caitlin Moran - £20.00
A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out.  Her instant bestseller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy, and the general 'hoo-ha' of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed 'the ... more

She Speaks: Women's Speeches That Changed the World, from Pankhurst to Greta - by Yvette Cooper - £7.99
Looking at lists of the greatest speeches of all time, you might think that powerful oratory is the preserve of men. But the truth is very different – countless brave and bold women have used their voices to inspire change, transform lives and radi ... more

A Woman of Firsts: The Midwife Who Built a Hospital and Changed the World - by Edna Adan Ismail - £9.99
Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa.  A Woman of Firsts tells the inspirational story of a remarkable daughter, nurse and First Lady. The indomitable Edna Adan Ismail survived imprisonment ... more

How to Have Feminist Sex: A Fairly Graphic Guide - by Flo Perry - £12.99
"Funny, kind, generous and smart - I could have done with the wisdom of Flo Perry far sooner"(Dolly Alderton) We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the ha ... more

The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks - by Amy Kean and J Milton - £9.99
A fairy tale of everyday bravery and beautifully illustrated feminist handbook for the modern day.  This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her fucks in her basket.  Waaaaaaa ... more

What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway) - by Nimko Ali - £9.99
14 COUNTRIES, 42 WOMEN - FROM PERIODS TO ORGASMS TO FGM. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OVERSHARING. "Nimko's book is going to shift the conversation around women's bodies. Our bodies, and everything they do, make us who we are"(Amika George, founder of ... more

The Emotional Load: And Other Invisible Stuff - by Emma - £14.99
Translated by Una Dimitrijevic.   After the success of The Mental Load, Emma continues in her new book to tangle with issues pertinent to women's experiences, from consent to the "power of love," from the care and attentiveness that women place on ... more

No Modernism Without Lesbians - by Diana Souhami - £25.00
The extraordinary story of how a singular group of women in a pivotal time and place - Paris, Between the Wars - fostered the birth of the Modernist movement.  Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein. A trailblazing publisher ... more

50 Lists for Feminists: Journaling for Empowerment - by Aura Lewis - £10.99
An inspiring guided journal packed with list-making prompts, feminist history, and dazzling artwork. Listers and sisters unite!   Get in touch with your feminist side with 50 Lists for Feminists, a guided journal for cataloging everything that em ... more

Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture - by Hannah Ewens - £14.99
From Beatlemania in the early 1960s to the Directioners and Beyhive of today, female music fans have long driven the objects of their affection to the dizzying heights of life-changing fame. But marginalized fan groups are never given appropriate cre ... more

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love - by Valarie Kaur - £14.99
Renowned activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer Valarie Kaur made headlines when her 'Breathe and Push' speech on how to survive in a time of rage went viral with 30 million views worldwide. In this inspiring and timely debut, she shows you how ... more

The Best, Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About Motherhood - by Katherine May (Editor) - £12.99
Motherhood is life-changing. Joyful. Disorientating. Overwhelming. Intense on every level. It’s the best, most awful job.  The Best, Most Awful Job brings together twenty bold and brilliant women to speak about motherhood in all its raw, he ... more

I Am Not Your Baby Mother - by Candice Brathwaite - £16.99
It's about time we made motherhood more diverse...   When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops ... more

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots - by Deborah Feldman - £10.99
Now a Netflix original series!  Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author. ... more

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot - by Mikki Kendall - £16.99
All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.   Meeting basic needs is a feminist issue. Food insecurity, the living wage and access to education are feminist i ... more

Rebel Women: The renegades, viragos and heroines who changed the world... - by Rosalind Miles - £25.00
Rosalind Miles' The Women's History of the World was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and translated into almost forty languages.  Now it is time for a new women's history - for more famous, infamous and little-known rebels.  ... more

More Orgasms Please: Why Female Pleasure Matters - by The Hotbed Collective - £7.99
A frank, funny and empowering celebration of female pleasure.  An orgasm will help you sleep and keep you looking younger, it doesn’t cost money and isn’t a scarce resource. So why is it that, like the pay gap, there is an ‘orgasm gap ... more

How Do You Want Me? - by Ruby Wax - £9.99
The autumn 2002 publication of Ruby Wax's memoirs was greeted with shock - and delighted acclaim. In the tradition of the best memoirs, such as The Moon's a Balloon and Billy, Ruby Wax revealed, surprised and captured the public more than was ever pr ... more

Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone - by Minna Salami - £14.99
In Sensuous Knowledge, Minna Salami draws on Africa-centric, feminist-first and artistic traditions to help us rediscover inclusive and invigorating ways of experiencing the world afresh.   Combining the playfulness of a storyteller with the ... more

A Black Women's History of the United States - by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross - £22.50
A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are — and have always been — instrumental in shaping our country.  In centering Black women’s stories, two award-wi ... more

Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope - by Sarah Jane Douglas - £9.99
Shortlisted for Travel Memoir Book of the Year, Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 / Winner – GOLD in Personality of the Year, SILVER in The Extra Mile Award as well as SILVER in Book of the Year all in The Great Outdoor Awards 2019  ... more

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper - by Hallie Rubenhold - £9.99
THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 2019   Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolv ... more

Flash Count Diary: A New Story About the Menopause - by Darcey Steinke - £9.99
A brave, brilliant and unprecedented examination of menopause from the author of the cult classic, Suicide Blonde.  Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flushes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to understand what ... more

Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered - by Lyra McKee - £12.99
When the Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee was murdered in Derry in April 2019 aged just 29, she was survived by her articles that had been read and loved by thousands worldwide.   This memorial anthology will weave together the pieces that ... more

Recollections Of My Non-Existence - by Rebecca Solnit - £16.99
In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled h ... more

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - by Caroline Criado Perez - £9.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.   Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accide ... more

Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging - by Tessa McWatt - £14.99
"This remarkable meditation on beautiful, human bodies formed by the violence of slavery and by colonial shame resists categorisation, even as it shows up the ways in which categories of race and identity are no more than empty methods of social cont ... more

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi - £8.99
As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. Recent Cambridge grads Chelsea and Ore experienced this first-hand, and wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change.  FOR BLACK GIRLS ... more

Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel - by Rosita Boland - £8.99
From her first life-changing solo trip to Australia as a young graduate, Rosita Boland was enthralled by travel. In the last thirty years she has visited some of the most remote parts of the globe carrying little more than a battered rucksack and a d ... more

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them - by Scarlett Curtis (Editor) - £8.99
We asked 52 women: what does the F word mean to you? The result is extraordinary.  Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by:  Emma Watson - Zoe Sugg - Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by ... more

A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago - by Lennie Goodings - £16.99
'The moment I got my job at Virago in 1978 I knew it would be a long time before I would leave. I certainly wouldn't have had the brazen hope then - only twenty-five and very recently new to Britain - that I would ever become the Publisher, but I did ... more

Europa28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe - by Sophie Hughes & Sarah Cleave (Editors) - £12.99
Featuring Asja Bakić, Zsófia Bán, Annelies Beck, Silvia Bencivelli, Hilary Cottam, Lisa Dwan, Yvonne Hofstetter, Nora Ikstena, Maarja Kangro, Kapka Kassabova, Sofia Kouvelaki, Carine Krecké, Caroline Muscat, Nora Nadjarian, Ioana Nicolaie, Bronka ... more

It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race - by Mariam Khan (Editor) - £9.99
When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter?  In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women. Mariam felt pre ... more

A Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations - by Toni Morrison - £9.99
A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time.  ‘Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference—the way in wh ... more

Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism - by Nadya Tolokonnikova - £9.99
"as indispensable to confronting, say, your domineering mother-in-law or your local city council as it is to helping foment an ongoing and ever-escalating insurrection against, say, a sexist, racist, nepotistic power-mad oligarchy threatening to dest ... more

My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim Feminist Finds Herself - by Zeba Talkhani - £14.99
28-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale, and her journey to find freedom in India, Germany and the UK.  Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on liv ... more

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