Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power

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    Lola Olufemi

    Publisher: Pluto Books

    Year: 2020

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 160 pages

    ISBN: 9780745340067

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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 emphasises the link between feminism and grassroots organising.

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.

About the Author

Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and Stuart Hall foundation researcher from London based in the Centre for Research and Education in Art and Media at the University of Westminster. Her work focuses on the uses of the feminist imagination and its relationship to cultural production, political demands and futurity. She is author of Feminism Interrupted: Disrupting Power, Experiments in Imagining Otherwise and a member of 'bare minimum', an interdisciplinary anti-work arts collective.

What People Are Saying

"Reading her is to believe that another world is possible." Nesrine Malik, Guardian

"A brave manifesto ... [Feminism Interrupted] unravels a silenced history of radicalism and points toward a truly just future." Dana Mills, Jacobin

"I was blown away." Angela Davis

"Powerful." Stylist

"Feminism, Interrupted goes beyond the mainstream and presents the possibilities that can be achieved when we aim to collectively dismantle systematic oppression and violence." Bad Form

"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'

"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'

"Lola offers a crucial vision that imagines beyond racist, capitalist solutions to oppression... the necessity of this book cannot be overstated for those who call themselves feminists and those who eschew feminism as it presents itself." Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, author of 'Postcolonial Banter.

"This book shows that the struggle for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women's work." Refinery29 UK

"It’s the feminist manifesto we need." New Socialist

"A careful and detailed description of a feminist politic that is expansive and fundamentally hopeful." White Pube

"An inspiring call to reclaim feminism from its current commodification, and recognise it as a truly intersectional struggle for social justice." Guardian

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