Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop.
September was a huge month for women both in New Zealand and elsewhere, as we celebrated 125 years of suffrage and watched our Prime Minister hold her baby in the UN’s general assembly. There were also things that weren’t so great – Leighton Smith whinged a lot and the Brett Kavanaugh saga ripped open some painful wounds once more.
Beyond that, we share our favourite things to watch and read this month, confess to our feminist sins and look at the best Twitter clap backs by our favourite women. Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win The Sound of Breaking Glass by Kirsten Warner, and enjoy The Women’s Bookshop bestsellers for September below.
For even more literary goodness, snap yourself up a ticket for Ladies Litera-tea in November. We might see you there!
- Women, Equality, Power: Selected Speeches from a Life of Leadership by Helen Clark
- The Sound of Breaking Glass by Kirsten Warner
- Happiness by Aminatta Forna
- Go Girl: A Storybook of Epic NZ Women by Barbara Else
- Feverish by Gigi Fenster
- Song for Rosaleen by Pip Desmond
- That F Word: Growing up Feminist in Aotearoa by Lizzie Marvelly
- This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman
- Gone To Pegasus by Tess Redgrave
- The New Ships by by Kate Duignan
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