It’s MLK Day in the US, where the country celebrates civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr and his incredible legacy. Here are some books on the subject.
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What to read for Juneteenth
We’re celebrating freedom as Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the US with these important books.
Where to start when reading books by bell hooks?
We lost a revolutionary writer this week, as pioneering American feminist and activist bell hooks passed away aged 69 on Wednesday. Publishing more than 30 books ranging in topics from black men, patriarchy, and masculinity to self-help; engaged pedagogy to personal memoirs; and sexuality, she wrote on a range of subjects that touched the landscape.Continue reading “Where to start when reading books by bell hooks?”
How do we embrace intersectional identities? – with Sick author Porochista Khakpour
American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde once said: “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Looking at identity, it is thought to be important to approach it from an intersectional perspective because it deepens the understanding that there is diversity and nuance inContinue reading “How do we embrace intersectional identities? – with Sick author Porochista Khakpour”
Is it better to be an ally or an advocate?
It’s LGBT UK History Month and Black History Month in the US, so learning to be a good ally is crucial. Here are some books to learn to be a good advocate.