A review of Palestinian poet Maya Abu Al-Hayat in conversation with GWL Reader in Residence Magi Gibson, following the recent publication of A Bird Is Not A Stone, a collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry with Scottish translations.
A.L. Kennedy’s 21 Revolutions piece ‘Stitches’ is evocative and poignant, while also displaying the writer’s trademark humour and political awareness. The piece is inspired by knitting patterns from GWL’s collections, and Kennedy comments on the nostalgia that surrounds the process of knitting in the 21 Revolutions podcast (available here). Although ‘Stitches’ isn’t typically nostalgic, the […]
For my first contribution to the 21 Revs blog I have decided to discuss Denise Mina’s ‘Ernest Hemingway’s Third Wife’, a work from 21 Revolutions: New writing and prints inspired by the collection at Glasgow Women’s Library which I found particularly interesting. You can listen to a podcast of Denise reading the text here. The […]
One of the first things I found in the Zero Tolerance Archive boxes, a large format negative by Franki Raffles. This is one of the key images from the original 1992 campaign. The caption on this Zero Tolerance poster stated “From three to ninety-three, women are raped.”
22.07.14 All the new people I met today were women. I am from the North, I live in the South, I acknowledge the West and now I’m in the East. The East of Glasgow is mainly unfamiliar to me, which I like, the unfamiliarity makes everything more potruded.I am more alert. I came on my […]
There is plenty around at the moment to mark the First World War Centenary and here at the Glasgow Women’s Library we’ve put up a display highlighting the achievements and varied roles of women during this key period in Britain’s history. Elsie Inglis (1864-1917) was a Scottish doctor and a suffragist. She set up the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for […]
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Our volunteer Gillian reviews a conversation between novelist and 21 Revolutions contributor Laura Marney and GWL reader in residence Magi Gibson.
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