April 27, 2022
This week is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week which runs from 25th April to 1st May. It provides an opportunity to highlight what is often an invisible and misunderstood condition, currently affectin…Read more
April 19, 2022
From her research on illness narratives and disability studies comes a thoughtful reflection on a personal journey with Multiple Sclerosis. Kuwaiti-Palestinian author and academic, Dr Shahd Alshammari…Read more
March 18, 2022
Shahd Alshammari’s upcoming memoir, Head Above Water takes us into intimate conversations on illness and society’s stigmatization of disabled bodies. We are invited to ask the big questions about life…Read more
March 8, 2022
This International Women’s Day we are spotlighting some of our favourite female characters and authors that inspire us. From Sara in The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball to Pâtca in The Book of Perilo…Read more
February 21, 2022
To celebrate International Mother-Language Day we interviewed literary translator James Christian Brown. He tells us all about his journey into becoming a book translator, his recent work translating…Read more
February 17, 2022
With less than one month until the publication day for The Book of Perilous Dishes, we wanted to celebrate by interviewing Doina Rusti all about her journey as an author, the inspiration behind this d…Read more
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…Read more
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.
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)
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.
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 TalibanRead more (The Independent)
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)
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)
‘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.Read more (The Independent)