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Celebrating Women Bookshelf

This bookshelf contains books, both online and physically available in the Library. It is just a small sample of the materials we have available for you. It is a growing collection and we hope to continue to diversify and decolonise our collections, to become more inclusive with the materials we offer.

Unruly souls

The digital activism of Muslim and Christian feminists. Amid growing digital activism to address gender-based violence, institutional racism, and homophobia in U.S. society, Unruly Souls explores the intersectional feminist activism among young people within Islam and Evangelical Christianity


How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth. Humor is often dismissed as cruel ridicule or harmless fun. But what if laughter is a vital force to channel rage against patriarchy, Islamophobia, or mass incarceration? To create moments of empathy and dialogue between Black Lives Matter and the police? These and other such questions are at the heart of this powerful reassessment of humor.

Purple hibiscus : a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear.

The second sex by Simone de Beauvoir

First published in Paris in 1949, The Second Sex by Simone de Beavoir was a groundbreaking, risquΓ© book that became a runaway success. Selling 20,000 copies in its first week, the book earned its author both notoriety and admiration.

Women filmmakers & their films

This resource offers comprehensive coverage of women directors and their films, and aims to fill a gap in women's studies by featuring essays on directors, producers, writers and production artists.

The Bloomsbury handbook of 21st-century feminist theory

The most comprehensive available survey of the state of the art of contemporary feminist thought. With chapters written by world-leading scholars from a range of disciplines, the book explores the latest thinking on key topics in current feminist discourse


In an era of accelerating technology and increasing complexity, how should we reimagine the emancipatory potential of feminism? How should gender politics be reconfigured in a world being transformed by automation, globalization and the digital revolution?

Inventing women : science, technology and gender

Explores important and controversial debates about the gendering of science and technology and their relationship to women. This book discusses how such gendering occurs, the scientific basis for claims of sex difference, the medicalization of women's bodies and the political issues raised by reproductive technology.