A Feminist’s Guide to Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018

“Revolting women”, game-changers and activists from around the world are coming to the capital for this year’s festival. Here are some programme highlights for the feminist festival-goer.

Eleanor Oliphant is not fine – this book is dangerously irresponsible

This is a book about a character who is part of one of the most marginalised and misunderstood populations in society – and it perpetuates a number of harmful myths.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie captivates at book festival alongside Nicola Sturgeon

CHIMAMANDA Ngozi Adichie arrived on stage to a rock star’s reception, and her reaction set the tone for an utterly absorbing hour. She drank in the cheers and applause with a warm smile and without a hint of self-consciousness. Her actions – accepting praise without a cringe, engaging with an 11-year-old girl without talking downContinue reading “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie captivates at book festival alongside Nicola Sturgeon”