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Launch: Feminism Is, edited by Jen Thorpe (13 March)

“Sometimes painfully relatable, other times outrageously hilarious, every page is sprinkled with vulnerability.” – Lovelyn Nwadeyi


“Fierce, incisive, compassionate and thoughtful. This is an essential collection of diverse voices.” – Lauren Beukes

A collection of fresh, contemporary feminist writing from South Africans.

In an accessible and engaging way, the book delves into what feminism means in South Africa today.

It explore feminist inspiration, feminist anger, inclusions and exclusions, inter-generational issues, and the varied ways to engage in feminist practice. This collection will inspire, inform and stimulate, and it will reaffirm the importance of feminism in South Africa.

Jen Thorpe is a feminist writer and researcher based in Cape Town. Her first novel, The Peculiars (2016), was long-listed for the Etisalat Prize and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. She has published poetry, flash fiction, and short stories on many platforms including Aerodrome and BooksLive. For more information visit

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