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Date/Time Event
Thursday, 5th November
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feminism, Interrupted, with Lola Olufemi (New Art Exchange event)
More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots. Lola Olufemi’s book explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women’s work. Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasises the link between feminism and grassroots organising.
Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when ‘feminist’ is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.
Join Lola Olufemi, All Black Connect collective member Chantelle Fagan, and Christine Katerere of  SheAfriq in a discussion of the book. The event is run by New Art Exchange in association with Pluto Press and Five Leaves Bookshop.
6pm: Intro
6:05pm – Lola’s talk (45 mins)
6.50pm – Conversation/questions with ABC & SheAfriq (30 mins)
7.20pm – Q&A from audience (30-35 mins)
8pm – End
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She has written and spoken at numerous events about feminism and decolonisation across the country, and was a member of the NUS Women’s Campaign and NUS National Executive Committee. She is the author of Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power (Pluto Press, 2019).
Feminism Interrupted is published in the Outspoken series from Pluto Press. The series gives a platform to underrepresented voices and aims to be books that dissent.
Five Leaves Bookshop are offering the audience 30% off Feminism Interrupted in-store and online using the code NAE at the checkout.
FREE | All are welcome | Booking required – book here.
Please note: This is an online event via Zoom. If you have booked a ticket you will be emailed a link to the meeting on the day of the event
Thursday, 5th November
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
From ‘the uncrowned King of Ireland’ to Queen of the Fairies - Irish Studies Series #2 (online)

After the fall of Charles Stewart Parnell, many Irish people turned to ancient Irish mythology and older traditions in a morale-boosting movement that became known as the Celtic Twilight or the Irish Renaissance. Many of the writers held different political viewpoints, from WB Yeats to Pádraig Pearse. James Joyce also comments on the period in his writings.

The Irish Studies Series (Thursdays, 29 Oct – 19 Nov): In this short course, we will explore those links, focusing on four key periods. Dr Patrick Murphy will give a short account of the historical and political background, and Dr Deirdre O’Byrne will talk briefly on some literary representations of the chosen period. Each session will end with a Q & A session from the audience.

All sessions are live online and will subsequently be made available on the Five Leaves Bookshop YouTube channel. To register and receive a link to access the live Zoom event, please email events@fiveleaves.co.uk.

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST register by emailing events@fiveleaves.co.uk to receive the link for this event. Registration for all our live online events closes 1 hour before the event starts.

All sessions are free, although you may wish to make a donation to Emmanuel House, Nottingham.