Courtesy of Sisters Uncut
Black feminist writer and organiser Lola Olufemi will be in conversation with Akwugo Emejulu for the launch of Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power (Pluto Press, 2020).
In Feminism, Interrupted, Olufemi remakes the case that feminism is a political framework that we can use to demand our freedom and the freedom of others. The book 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 an individualised label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer, organiser and researcher from London. Her work focuses on the uses of the feminist imagination and its relation to liberated futures. She is author of Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power (2020), co-author of A Fly Girl’s Guide to University (2019), and a member of ‘bare minimum’, an interdisciplinary, anti-work arts collective.
Akwugo Emejulu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her research interests include the political sociology of race, class and gender and women of colour’s grassroots activism in Europe and the United States. She is the author of several books including Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain (Policy Press, 2017) and Fugitive Feminism (Silver Press, 2021). She is co-editor of To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe (Pluto Press, 2019).