Upcoming Events at Bookmarks

Bookmarks Bookshop
1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE
Marxism and Women's Liberation
Monday 12 Oct 6.30pm
With Judith Orr

Institute of Education room 642

20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL London, United Kingdom

Why are women more often to be found on the sticky floor of low pay than above the glass ceiling where the rich reside? Why is there an assault on the gains of the women's movement? As austerity bites and new debates about oppression rage, Judith Orr steers a path through the history and future of the fight for women's liberation. 'A tour de force.

'Wide ranging, tackling complex issues with a sure grasp... for Marxists seeking to understand feminism, for feminists seeking to understand Marxism, and for anyone looking for a way to transcend the brutality of contemporary capitalism, this is essential reading.' Hester Eisenstein, professor of sociology, City University of New York

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Bookmarks Bookshop
1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE
Don't Mention the Children
Monday 19 Oct 6.30pm
With Michael Rosen

Although Michael Rosen is one of our best-loved and writers for children. his poems for grown-ups are less well known.

Don’t Mention the Children is his first collection since Selected Poems (Penguin) in 2007. Fans of his children’s books will enjoy the way these poems combine the silly and the sinister to catch the surrealism of everyday life, somewhere between Jacques Prévert, Ivor Cutler and Adrian Mitchell.  Few poets writing today can move so effortlessly between childishness and childlike seriousness.

But at the heart of the book is a remarkable series of poems about anti-Semitism, Fascism and War, connecting the contemporary world – UKIP, Marine le Pen, Palestine (the title poem refers to the refusal of the Israeli broadcasting authorities to mention the names of children killed during the Israeli shelling of Gaza in 2014) – to the lives of Rosen’s parents and grandparents – the General Strike, the Battle of Cable Street, Vichy, Auschwitz.

Admission £2.00 Payable on door

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