A reading list for International Women's Day 2018

 Read reviewShout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women

Shout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women

Various

Let's hear it for the Australian women who have shaped our history and are expanding our future!

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 Read reviewThe Hate Race

The Hate Race

Maxine Beneba Clarke

'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller...Clarke is the read deal, and will, if we're lucky, be an essential voice in world literature for years to come' - Dave Eggers, international bestselling author

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 Read reviewFeel Free: Essays

Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith

Arranged into four sections--In the World, In the Audience, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free--this collection poses questions we may immediately recognize.

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft

Before the concept of equality between the sexes was even conceived, Wollstonecraft wrote this book, a treatise of proto-feminism that was as powerful and original then as it is now.

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The Declaration of the Rights of Women: The Originial Manifesto for Justice, Equality and Freedom

The Declaration of the Rights of Women: The Originial Manifesto for Justice, Equality and Freedom

Olympe De Gouges

Understand the history behind feminism with these core treatises on women's rights.

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Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me

Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me

Janet Mock

A fascinating and inspiring memoir about a search for purpose, love and self-realization, in this narrative that will influence an entire generation.

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

Millions of readers of the 'Little House' books believe they know Laura Ingalls Wilder - the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains as her family chased their American dream. But the true story...

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 Read reviewHer Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado

In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. In this provocative debut, startling narratives map the...

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The Gender Games

The Gender Games

Juno Dawson

Why we are all being messed up by gender, and what we can do about it

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Fighting Hislam

Fighting Hislam

Susan Carland

The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist's playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with.....

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Boundless

Boundless

Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki brings her combined characteristic realism and humour to her first collection of short stories. Boundless explores the lives of women and how the expectations of others influence their real and virtual selves....

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 Read reviewApple and Knife

Apple and Knife

Intan Paramaditha, Stephen J Epstein

Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today's world.

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Frankenstein: Popular Penguins

Frankenstein: Popular Penguins

Mary Shelley

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of...

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele

When They Call You a Terrorist is the emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born

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Roar

Roar

Samantha Lane

A celebration of the wonderful characters of the AFLW and the remarkable success of the new Women's League.

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The Nowhere Girls

The Nowhere Girls

Amy Reed

Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely...

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 Read reviewThe Word for Woman is Wilderness

The Word for Woman is Wilderness

Abi Andrews

Funny, frank and tender, The Word for Woman is Wilderness is an adventure novel with a difference.

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 Read reviewA Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Bernadette Brennan

Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained...

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 Read reviewWolf Hall

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly...

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 Read reviewBring up the Bodies

Bring up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel

By 1535 Thomas Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, the king's new wife. But Anne has failed to give the king an heir, and Cromwell watches as Henry falls for plain Jane...

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Really Cross Stitch: For when you just want to stab something a lot

Really Cross Stitch: For when you just want to stab something a lot

Rayna Fahey

Inspired by the banners and signs at recent marches around the world, Really Cross Stitch takes all that anger, outrage and protest and puts it inside a pretty, decorative border. Along with some snarky commentary and general...

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