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Review: Ms Marvel, Volume 1

Gem Mahadeo Greater south-east London, mid-1980s. My younger brother and I hold each of my mother’s hands. We’re walking to school in Plumstead. Another child, across the road from us accompanied by their mother, yells “F—ing Pakis, go home!”. Instead of getting told off their elder siblings goad them to continue. My own mother doesn’t  ...

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Top 5 Reads of 2016

It is the time of the year for a seemingly never-ending number of “best of” lists, and we are joining the party! These are mine (I only have three because I spent most of the year reading for my thesis) and I’ve asked some of my friends for their suggestions as well. In no particular order: Portable Curiosities – Julie  ...

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Rebellious Daughters

Rebellious Daughters, edited by Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman, is a collection of stories by seventeen Australian female writers, featuring tales of rebellion – both as daughters, and in some instances, as mothers of rebellious daughters. Some are humorous, while others are more sombre, but they all have the same message: it is okay to  ...

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