Ellie May

The Gypsy Goddess

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The Gypsy Goddess is set in Tamil Nadu, India, in 1968. This is the true story of agricultural labourers working under tyrannical, feudal landlords who begin to rebel and defy their masters in a campaign against poverty and corruption.

The book ends with 44 labourers, including women and children, being locked in a hut and burnt alive. Meena Kandasamy's The Gypsy Goddess fictionalises the events leading up to the massacre, and charts the class battle between landlords and the Communist Party who gee-up the rebellion.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

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Director Abdellatif Kechiche - Out now!

Blue is the Warmest Colour is a love story that follows the relationship of Adele and Emma, two lesbian women with very different lives. When we meet Adele she is 15, still in school, impulsive and bright. She is just beginning to grapple with her sexuality, realising she might be gay and the challenges of coming out.

She is unsatisfied with the relationship she has struck up with a male classmate. Until she meets Emma, an older, blue-haired, talented art student, she is unsure of what she wants.

On the Heroism of Mortals

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Allan Cameron

In this quirky collection of short stories, Allan Cameron encapsulates radical ideas and challenging parts of theory in a very logical and often beautiful way. At first you are struck by the very personal and frank tone of the collection. Readers find themselves immersed in closely observed stories of heartbreak, art, anti-capitalism, history and politics.

Putting the politics back into Pride

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As World Pride arrives in London, Ellie May looks at its radical roots, considers what has changed since the Stonewall riots in 1969 and asks how we strengthen the struggle for LGBT equality today

World Pride 2012 will see an expected one million people gather in central London to celebrate all things LGBT. But the Pride parades as we know them are a far cry from the first gay pride demonstrations held in the US in the early 1970s.

Occupying Wall Street

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Writers for the 99%

There have now been thousands of blogs, news articles and critical commentary on the Occupy movement since it emerged last September in Wall Street. This book, as the title would indicate, contains the "inside story" of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement and what it was like to be on the ground.

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