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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One This Christmas 

December 13, 2021

There’s nothing quite like spending time with loved ones in the Christmas holidays. The festive season is for gathering together with family and friends.   But for others, the holidays can be an incre…

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 

December 10, 2021

Over the last sixteen days Hira Ali has been sharing key tips on her Instagram (@advancingyourpotential) from her latest book Her Allies: A Practical Toolkit to Help Men Lead Through Advocacy. She’s u…

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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 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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Discussing the paradox of ‘Modest Fashion’

Modest fashion is a growing, global multi-billion-dollar market that is appearing at high-profile fashion shows, on celebrities, and in the headlines of fashion publications and major news outlets around the world. SOAS alumnae Nour Saleh, founder of Art Breath, and Hafsa Lodi, writer, journalist and author of the book “Modesty – A Fashion Paradox” held a virtual discussion for the SOAS Alumni Book Club on 24 November to address crucial questions about the rise of the modest fashion industry, and what it means for the future of fashion, women and their role in society.

Read more (SOAS University of London)
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Men who want to be good allies to women often get it wrong – but don’t give up trying

With many sobering conversations around ending violence against women and girls taking place this year, you might have heard of the term ‘male ally’ – it refers to any man willing to advocate for and speak up in support of gender equality.

Read more (Metro)
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Mainstream and à la mode: modest fashion hits the high street

A growing number of High Street retailers are offering clothing for women who choose to dress modestly, without having to seek out specialist outlets.

Read more (Religion Media Centre)
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Celebrating Women in Translation

Doina Ruști, a Romanian author, shares with me about how her writing is highly influenced by her Balkan heritage.

Read more (Issuu)
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If misogyny and male violence against women are still on the rise, what’s stopping men from holding each other accountable?

If misogyny and male violence against women are still on the rise, what's stopping men from holding each other accountable?
Because standing up against sexism is literally a matter of life and death.

Read more (Glamour Magazine)
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How to be a Better Male Ally

Post-#MeToo, there has been a growing awareness of the role men play in making safe spaces for women, and the realisation that gender equality is not just a women’s issue. We need men to be part of the conversation.

Read more (Men's Fitness)
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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)