At the Intersection
A selection of diverse women’s voices.
20% OFF* selected titles in March!
This month, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, the Stella Prize and Sydney Opera House’s All About Women festival, we’ve curated a list of some of our favourite titles from across the store by and about a variety of diverse, intersectional women.
From women of colour, First Nations authors and Chinese feminists, to queer and trans women, refugee women and differently-abled women, we celebrate a most amazing spectrum of voices, and take inspiration from their stories.
A stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique, this is an original and unapologetic poetry collection from which two things emerge; an incomprehensible loss, and the Whittaker’s fearless examination of the present.
Zami: A New Spelling of my Name
This is Audre Lorde’s story: a rapturous, life-affirming tale of independence, love, work, strength, sexuality and change, rich with poetry and fierce emotional power. A soaring, sensual coming-of-age novel, by the legendary ‘Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’.
How Long ’til Black Future Month?
Hugo award-winning author Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection, challenging and delighting with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption, infusing magic into the mundane.
My Sister, the Serial Killer
When Korede receives a distress call from her sister, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves and a strong stomach. This blackly comic novel is about how blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water.
A City Inside
Shifting between the everyday and the surreal, A City Inside recounts one woman’s life from childhood home, to the first love that she will never forget, to the creation of the idea of herself that she can grow old with and the home that she can grow old in.
Bingo Love Vol. 1
Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge, Joy San
When Hazel and Mari meet at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart, they both marry young men and have families. Now, decades later, in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again, realizing their love for each other is still alive.
Julian is a Mermaid
Mesmerizing and full of heart, this is a picture book about self-confidence and love, and a radiant celebration of individuality.
To Night Owl, From Dogfish
Meg Wolitzer & Holly Goldberg Sloan
Avery Bloom and Bett Devlin have little in common, except the fact that their dads have fallen in love. But when the girls start looking forward to becoming a family, their dads fall out of love. Can they figure out a way to bring their fathers back together?
We Are Okay
Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left. No one knows the truth, not even her best friend Mabel. Now, months later, Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid.
On the Come Up
As the daughter of a hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, aspiring rapper Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. Now, with an eviction notice looming, and her first song going viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri no longer just wants to make it – she has to.
Presents a full account of Adnan’s fascinating life and work, the complexity of her identity, and the nature of her experience to illuminate the many layers and dimensions of her paintings and their progress over several crucial decades.
The Beautiful Smile
Nan Goldin has documented her own life and that of her friends and others on the margins of society for more than 30 years. Her intimate photographs depict urban lives in New York and Europe in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s.
A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearance due to a rare skin condition. A proud manifesto on disability and appearance diversity issues. Say hello to Carly.
Removed from her parents by government policy at five, Ing was placed in a mission, given a new name and denied her heritage. Her return to her community saw her embrace her culture and language. Her honest experiences reflect her indomitable spirit.
We Are Displaced
Here Malala explores her own story of displacement, and also shares the personal stories of girls she has met on her journeys who have lost their community and families, reminding us that everyone deserves universal human rights and a safe home.
The Last Girl
An inspiring memoir of a courageous young woman who has endured the unimaginable; from her peaceful childhood in a remote village in Iraq, through loss and brutality to safety in Germany. Her courage and testimony has changed the world.
Ants Among Elephants
The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, it is also a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up.
Do Not Go Around the Edges
Daisy Utemorrah and Pat Torres
This weaves together the story of Daisy Utemorrah’s life with a collection of playful parables and poems. Exploring themes such as Creation, tradition, memories, family and country, it imbues a simple autobiographical story with humour and depth.
edited by Marieke Nijkamp
This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, with stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, by authors who all identify as disabled along a physical, mental, or neurodiverse axis.
She is Fierce
A powerful collection of 150 poems, speaking of universal experiences and emotions. Containing an inclusive array of voices, from contemporary poets such as Maya Angelou and Grace Nichols to poets from previous centuries including Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti.
The Art of Feminism
Charts the birth of the feminist aesthetic and its development over two centuries. Includes over 350 remarkable artworks, ranging from political posters and graphics to stunning and provocative pieces of painting, sculpture, textiles, craft, performance, digital and installation art.
Mouth Full of Blood
Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalization, the current state of politics, the duty of the press and the role of the artist.
Text Me When You Get Home
Schaefer has put together a completely new sociological perspective on the way we see our friends today, interviewing dozens of women, resulting in a validation and celebration of female friendship that’s never existed before.
Rage Becomes Her
Women are underpaid, overworked, thwarted and diminished. We are mad as hell, and our rage is a powerful force for creation rather than destruction. Chemaly helps us recognise the liberating power of owning our anger and marshalling it as a vital tool for positive change.
Betraying Big Brother
Leta Hong Fincher
In 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. They became a global cause célèbre, prompting a much larger feminist movement and unprecedented awakening among China’s urban, educated women, which today threatens China’s authoritarian regime.
Talkin’ Up to the White Woman
Dr. Aileen Moreton-Robinson ‘talks up’ in this interrogation of feminism in representation and practice, providing a unique cultural standpoint and a compelling analysis of the whiteness of Australian feminism and its effect on Indigenous women.
What a Time to be Alone
Sometimes it’s not easy to find self-worth in a world that seems obsessed with telling us we’re not good enough. Empowering, intimate and full of heart: this book from the online sensation ‘The Slumflower’ is essential reading for all young women.
No Hard Feelings
Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy
The modern workplace can be an emotional minefield. Combining research in behavioural economics and psychology with sharp, funny illustrations, this book will show you how to be more authentic, productive and fulfilled at work.
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