The F Word recommends

Feminism. Not a dirty word.

This month we’re highlighting titles that explore the history of and ideas that surround that all-important ‘F Word’: feminism.

Here are a few of the titles that we have picked this month – visit us in store for the full selection or shop online!

sleeper and the spindle2The Sleeper and The Spindle

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

$19.99 | Sale price: $15.98

A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.



Seeing Ourselves

Seeing Ourselves

Frances Borzello

$55.00 | Sale price: $44.00

For centuries, women’s self-portraiture was a highly overlooked genre. Beginning with the self-portraits of nuns in medieval illuminated manuscripts, this illuminating book finally gives this richly diverse range of artists and portraits the critical analysis they deserve.



why i am not a feministWhy I Am Not a Feminist

Jessa Crispin

$24.99 | Sale price: $19.99

Crispin believes that Feminism today has sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. She demands more: the total dismantling of the system of oppression and of what people currently think of as ‘feminism’.



wide sargasso seaWide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys

$19.95 | Sale price: $15.96

Rhys’s haunting masterpiece was inspired by her fascination with the first Mrs. Rochester, the mad wife in Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Creole heiress Antoinette meets the young Rochester who is drawn to her. Once married, rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her and driving her to madness.



Ms Marvel

Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

Willow Wilson

$20.95 | Sale price: $16.76

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she also unlocks a secret…



hunger makes me a modern girlHunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

Carrie Brownstein

$22.99 | Sale price: $18.39

With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. Their defiant, exuberant brand of punk resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock.



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$17.00 | Sale price: $13.60




Where Are the Women ArchitectsWhere Are the Women Architects?

Despina Stratigakos

$39.99 | Sale price: $31.99

An enthralling read that tells the story behind women’s lack of presence in a profession that remains a male citadel. Explores how a new generation of activists are building coalitions that promise to bring about change.



The Feminist Activity BookThe Feminist Activity Book

Gemma Correll

$19.99 | Sale price: $15.99

The activity book where your dress-up doll can wear whatever she wants and the only thing limiting your sexuality is the size of your coloured pencil collection. Welcome to the crafty projects of your egalitarian dreams!



feminist fight clubFeminist Fight Club

Jessica Bennett                                

$29.98  | Sale price: $23.98

This book provides an arsenal of weapons for surviving in an unequal world. Learn how to fight micro-aggressions, correct unconscious bias, deal with male colleagues who can’t stop ‘manterrupting’ or ‘bro-propriating’ your ideas – and how to lean in without falling the f*ck over.



claymore 1Claymore 1

Norihiro Yagi

$14.99 | Sale price: $11.99

In a world where monsters prey on humans and live among them in disguise, humanity’s only hope is a breed of female warrior known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these slayers possess supernatural strength but are condemned to fight their own savage impulses.



carrying the worldCarrying the World

Maxine Beneba Clarke

$26.99 | Sale price: $21.59


A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A love-hate relationship with words. This collection brings the best of a decade-long poetry career to the page.



The Diary of Frida KahloThe Diary of Frida Kahlo

Sarah M. Lowe

$24.99 | Sale price: $20.00

The intimate life of artist & feminist icon Frida Kahlo is revealed in the illustrated journal she kept during her last 10 years. Her writing reveals the artist’s political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous passion & courage.



joy luck clubThe Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan

$19.99 | Sale price: $15.98

Four Chinese mothers, who left their native land behind but not their old customs, and their four American-born daughters tell their stories about being caught between two cultures. The mothers meet up to gossip and play mah-jong, united in hope for their daughters’ futures.



difficult womenDifficult Women

Roxane Gay

$32.99 | Sale price: $23.98

Exploring lives of privilege and of poverty, marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail, this is a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection from a powerhouse talent.



war on womenThe War on Women

Sue Lloyd-Roberts

$32.99 | Sale price: $26.38

Recognised as one of the most acclaimed television journalists of her generation, Sue Lloyd-Roberts travelled the world and witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women. In this book she allows their voices to be heard.



paper girlsPaper Girls 1

Brian K. Vaughan                                             

$13.95  | Sale price: $11.16

In the early hours after Halloween 1988, 4 young newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherwordly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs and the last days of childhood.




* Not in conjunction with any other offer. Discount applies to selected marked titles only in store and online from 1 March – 31 March 2017.


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