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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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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.

Read more (Gal-dem)
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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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What does The Three Hare Symbol Really Mean?

Ever wondered what the three hare symbol means from Scott Lauder and David Ross' middle-grade fantasy quest series. Read on to find out the strange and mysterious history behind it.

Read more (Armadillo Magazine)
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‘Call it out’: How men can actually make women feel safer

In the wake of Sarah Everard's death, many men asked 'what can I do?' Hira Ali has answered with a new book. Here she shares her advice

Read more (The Telegraph)
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How to be a better feminist ally

Gender inequality is an issue that effects everybody, yet the onus is almost always on women to fix what they invariably didn’t start in the first place. Hira Ali feels it’s about time men shouldered some of that burden. That’s why she’s written Her Allies: A Practical Toolkit to Help Men Lead Through Advocacy.

Read more (Harpers Bazaar)
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How fashion rentals became 2021s top style trend

As a new luxury fashion rental platform prepares to launch in Dubai in July, we take a look at how the trend is burgeoning, in spite of social stigmas.

Read more (The National News)
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Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

How does cultural theft affect the identity and heritage of marginalised groups.

Read more (The National News)