MAC'S BACKS FEMME BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES FEMINISM, INTERRUPTED
*RESCHEDULED FROM JULY*
Mac's Backs Femme Book Club discusses Feminism, Interrupted by Lola Olufemi.
More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.
Lola Olufemi explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women's work. Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasizes the link between feminism and grassroots organizing.
Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when 'feminist' is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.
"Feminism, Interrupted is a lucid and passionate call to action by one of our most dynamic young feminists. Olufemi's manifesto is for a truly radical feminism that liberates us all. If you call yourself a feminist, you need to read this book" - Alison Phipps, author of 'Me, Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism'
"A well-argued, no-nonsense account, and essential reading for anyone interested in the state of Feminism today" - Stella Dadzie, co-author of 'The Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain'
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organizer from London. She has written and spoken at numerous events about feminism and decolonization across the country, and was a member of the NUS Women's Campaign and NUS National Executive Committee.
In accordance with social distancing guidelines, this meeting will take place via Zoom. Message us on Facebook for the link.
The book is available through our website or at the store at the book club discount.