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2 Amazing Reads to Start a Conversation on the Environment Ahead of COP26 

September 9, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought devastation to millions around the world, disrupting many parts of the global economy. During this time, governments have stepped up to protect our lives and liveliho…

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In Conversation with Tatti de Jersey

September 9, 2021

Tatti de Jersey has worked in children’s book PR for over 18 years. During that time she has worked for both traditional and independent publishers as well as a wide-range of authors such as Michael M…

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Find Your Perfect Summer Read with Neem Tree Press

August 24, 2021

Summer is the perfect time to catch up with that reading goal you set yourself all those months ago and whilst many countries have been added to the green list, still so few of us are able to travel a…

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In Conversation with Victoria Olajide

August 11, 2021

Victoria Olajide founded TVOTRIBE in July 2019, a Pan-African community building culturally aware creatives in Africa and in the Diaspora. Olajide started this venture on her own and has since expande…

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The Books You Should Read For Women In Translation Month! – August

August 9, 2021

August is Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth) – an annual celebration (which, if we’re being honest, might as well be yearlong for Neem Tree Press) of literature written by women that has been tran…

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In Conversation with Chris Moody

July 29, 2021

Chris Moody is the founder of Bang the Drum. He has over 35+ years of experience in publishing and has worked with some of the largest UK publishers prior to going freelance and moving to working with…

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In Conversation with Rumana Yasmin

July 15, 2021

Rumana Yasmin is the founder of BokBok Books, an independent book publisher specialising in both English and Bengali children’s books. Starting the company with no industry knowledge, Rumana’s journey…

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In Conversation with Sanjee de Silva

July 1, 2021

Sanjee de Silva is a relatively recent addition to the Sweet Cherry team and comes from an amazingly diverse background – from being an accounts manager and brand manager for companies like Ralph Laur…

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In the news

We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.

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As a Muslim woman, I found Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala outfit bizarre and distasteful.

American outlets have fallen over themselves to praise the reality TV star for effectively wearing a burka on the red carpet, even as Afghan women protest against their oppression at the hands of the Taliban

Read more (The Independent)
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Modest Fashion is Making a Comeback

If you spent all your time online right now, you’d be forgiven for thinking fashion had arrived somewhere deeply strange. Every third girl on TikTok wears a ‘sub choker’ to make videos about doing laundry, while social media ads for an absurdly high-cut bodysuit recently caused a mixture of sniggering and nausea among the middle-aged women of my acquaintance. Now, courtesy of yet more unsightly social media adverts, we can learn that the forward-thinking individualist should choose to empower themselves with slave shackles and accessories reminiscent of equestrian bridles.

Read more (The Post)
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How To Get Your Book Published As A Journalist – A Step By Step Guide

Writing a book is no easy feat. But for journalists, whose entire career is based around writing, publishing your own book is often the dream. But, how do you get from a fledging idea to a publication day announcement on Twitter? How do you find an agent? Or write a book proposal that makes sense? We spoke to three journalists turned authors to get the low down.

Read more (Journo Resources)
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As a Muslim feminist I know what sharia really means – it’s not what the Taliban says

‘Sharia’ is one of those words that’s triggering for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. But it’s important to consider what this set of laws actually entails.

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Why men need to step up and help women smash the glass ceiling

Hira Ali's new book shows men how to advocate for their female colleagues at work

Read more (The Irish Times)
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The white women of the Norwegian handball team are finding out what hijabi women knew all along

It’s a travesty that these sportswomen were fined for refusing to wear small bikini bottoms — and it’s rare that the people campaigning for more modest attire look this way

Read more (The Independent)
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Navigating the seas: Why Muslim women’s swimwear doesn’t define our faith

Imbued with issues of modesty and body autonomy, swimwear is far too contentious a topic among Muslim women.

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The Three Hares: Claire Storey Interviews David Ross and Scott Lauder

Claire Storey interviews authors of The Three Hares middle-grade fantasy quest trilogy, David Ross and Scott Lauder.

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