New York Public Library – Roxane Gay and Aja Monet here
Kombucha and Colour – The future is female here
This year’s Open Book Festival in Cape Town has, as usual, an amazing line up of writers and public intellectuals coming together to talk about literature, politics, and many other things. The festival takes place from 5 – 9 September in Cape Town.
This year the Open Book Festival team has given amazing support to Feminism Is, and has five events scheduled around the book, as well as many others with a feminist focus.
|20.00 – 21.00||Feminism Is: Pumla Gqola, Dela Gwala and Thembekile Mahlaba explore their journeys to feminism and answer FAQs in the company of Sara-Jayne King||Fugard Studio|
|16.00 – 17.30||Feminism Is: Listening Room: We invite all persons of trans experience and/or those who identify as women/womxn to share personal experiences that shape their feminist identities in a safe and respectful space. Please keep contributions to a maximum of 5 minutes to allow as many voices to be heard as possible. Hosted by Joy Watson with contributions from Janine Adams, Kit Beukes, Michelle Hattingh and Ming-Cheau Lin and Tshepiso Mashinini.||Fugard Studio|
|14.00 – 15.00||Feminism Is: Body Politics: Anna Dahlqvist, Melanie Judge and Tlaleng Mofokeng speak to Joy Watson about taking control in the context of patriarchy||Fugard Theatre|
|18.00 – 19.00||Feminism Is: Talking Feminism: B Camminga, Helen Moffett and Tlaleng Mofokeng explore divisions and how they can stand in the way of feminist conversations in the company of Yaliwe Clarke||Fugard Theatre|
|12.00 – 13.00||Feminism Is: Reflections: Jen Thorpe wraps up the series of ‘Feminism Is’ events and asks Pumla Gqola, Haji Mohamed Dawjee and Nwabisa Mda to share their thoughts on SA feminism today||Fugard Theatre|
Check out the full programme here for more details on other amazing feminist events.
Kabelo Chabala writes that Mama Winnie was the epitome of a black African feminist here
What trigger warnings are and are not here
Molly Ringwald reflects on the Breakfast Club here
Does ‘Nice for What’ mark a new era for Drake? Find out here
Our Bodies, Ourselves is shelved, so what now? asks Jessica Valenti here
Junot Diaz writes about childhood trauma, the silence, and its impact on The New Yorker here
Tim Winton writes how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny here
Jen Thorpe, editor of Feminism Is, unpacks what it means to be feminist here
Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) is looking for a consultant to conduct a mid-term review here
Mama Cash is looking for a short-term consultant here
Submit your essay for the Bodley Head prize here
Mothers to Mothers is looking for a research and strategic information manager here
Come to the 5th Feminism Is book launch this Thursday in Cape Town. Details below
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March 13, 2018: The Book Lounge, Cape Town, Western Cape
March 22, 2018: Exclusive Books, Ballito, KZN
March 27, 2018: Exclusive Books, Rosebank, Gauteng
March 27, 2018: Exclusive Books, Menlyn, Gauteng
April 19, 2018: Exclusive Books, Cavendish, Cape Town, Western Cape
June 2, 2018: The Women’s Library at the Artscape, Cape Town, Western Cape
Next month will see the release of a collection of feminist essays and poems by 31 South African feminists. The collection, published by Kwela and edited by Jen Thorpe, includes writing from some of South Africa’s most exciting feminists.
The collection, Feminism Is, explores what feminism is to the contributors and touches on issues as wide-ranging as motherhood, anger, sex, race, inclusions and exclusions, the noisy protests and the quiet struggles.
This collection will challenge your thinking and inspire you to action, reaffirming the urgent necessity of feminism in South Africa today. A portion of the proceeds of the book will be donated to the amazing Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust.
The collection will launch on 13 March 2018 at the Book Lounge in Cape Town, with launches to follow in KZN and Gauteng. The book will be available at all good bookstores from 26 February. Contact your favourite store to pre-order!
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