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My top five Norwich Bookstores-

During lockdown I found myself missing things from my usual ‘everyday’ life: going to university, seeing friends and family, working out at the gym and of course… book stores! While I have received several book deliveries over this period (and probably spent more money than I should have) I missed supporting my local independent bookshops.… Continue reading My top five Norwich Bookstores-

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Women don’t owe you pretty, Florence Given, review:

I first stumbled upon Florence Given on my Instagram explore page - her posts caught my eye because of their bright colours and bold slogans. The majority of her feed consists of fantastically quirky and empowering posters, the taglines of which include ‘Stop valuing women based on their sexual history’ and ‘Maybe I'm not "too… Continue reading Women don’t owe you pretty, Florence Given, review:

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Foul is fair, Hannah Capin, book review-

Trigger warnings - sexual assault (not depicted), rape culture, violence, abusive relationship, suicide. Gritty, powerful, eccentric and the ultimate revenge story. ‘Foul is Fair’ is a feminist reimagining of the classic Shakespeare tale of Macbeth no one knew they needed.  The book starts with 16-year-old Elle, along with her three best friends, deciding to go… Continue reading Foul is fair, Hannah Capin, book review-

Books · Political

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo – Review

I first discovered Bernardine Evaristo in my second year of uni doing a Drama module in Feminist Theatre. She has been active since the 80s and set up a theatre company called Theatre of Black Women. We read ‘Chiaroscuro’ (written by Jackie Kay) which was performed within the theatre company, I found it was pretty… Continue reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo – Review

Books

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: Book Review

Sibling Loyalty, Dark Comedy and Violence in Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer My Sister, the Serial Killer is a darkly comedic story of murderous intent, patriarchal violence and romance – but primarily an exploration of the extent of sibling loyalty. The narrative voice of older sister Korede is a nurse by day, but by night… Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: Book Review

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Queenie by Candice Carty – Williams: Book Review

Candice Carty- Williams’ Queenie is a stellar and uplifting novel that follows Queenie, a young black woman from London. Her book navigates a whole host of topics from female friendship, mental health, sex, race, therapy, gentrification, the list is endless.  I came to Queenie just as I’d hit a bit of a general life slump… Continue reading Queenie by Candice Carty – Williams: Book Review