Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power with Lola Olufemi

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, 14th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Five Leaves Bookshop

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A Feminist Book Fortnight 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 is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.

Lola Olufemi 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.

Author bio: 
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).
Book  information
Feminism Interrupted is published in the Outspoken series from Pluto Press. The series gives a platform to underrepresented voices and aim to be books that dissent.

Tickets: £4 including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham

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