HOUSMANS BOOKS NEWSLETTER JUNE 2013

31 May 2013 — Housmans

NEWS

1. STIR subscription offer
2. London’s Burning season, July-August at Housmans

EVENTS
3.
‘Black Star, Crescent Moon’ with Sohail Daulatzai in conversation with Sukant Chandan
4. ‘Remembering Clara Zetkin’ with guests from the Socialist History Society
5. ‘Countering the Militarisation of Youth’ with David Gee, Ozgur Heval Cinar and Maayan Niezna
6.‘Poor Man’s Heaven: the Land of Cokaygne and other utopian visions’ with Omasius Gorgut

NEWS
1. STIR subscription offer

‘Radical online magazine – www.stirtoaction.com – has just launched into print as a quarterly magazine – STIR – with informative and inspiring articles and interviews from the world of politics and social change. They are offering Housmans customers and supporters a special subscription offer: An annual subscription for £14 for 4 issues inc P&P (normally £16) and the first issue free. You can look at the first issue here: http://stirtoaction.com/pre-order-stir-issue-no-1/ and use this paylink with Gocardless – a safe, London-based alternative to PayPal – to order your subscription:https://gocardless.com/pay/PQVRXSB5

2. London’s Burning season, July-August at Housmans

We’re just finalising the dates for our annual London’s Burning season, but here’s a sneak peak at the events we have lined up over the summer:

The Two Marys
– a music and theatre piece featuring Victoria Ross as Mary Shelley and Sasha Hails as Mary Wollstonecraft, accompanied by cellist David Chernaik.

Ruth Cherrington presents her book on a social history of London’s Working Men’s Clubs.

Geoff Marhsall discusses his book on London’s industrial heritage and its political impact.

When leading ANC members became imprisoned the anti-apartheid struggle was continued, in part, by London Recruits,able to operate in South Africa with comparative freedom. Some of the recruits will be with us to share their stories, an oral history of which has been collated in the book ‘London Recruits: Secret War Against Apartheid’.

Lloyd Bradley discusses his new book ‘Sounds Like London: A Century of Black Music in the Capital’.

Following on from his recent books ‘Violent London’ and ‘Riot City’, Clive Bloom will be launching his new book ‘Victoria’s Madmen: Revolution and Alienation’, exploring the radical legacy of London’s Victorian dreamers and revolutionaries.

IN-STORE EVENTS

3. ‘Black Star, Crescent Moon’ with Sohail Daulatzai in conversation with Sukant Chandan

Saturday 8th June, 7.30pm – Free entry
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW START TIME OF 7.30PM – THIS IS TO ALLOW THOSE ATTENDING THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MALCOLM X’S GRANDSON, MALCOLM LATEEF SHABAZZ, TO MAKE IT TO HOUSMANS IN TIME.

A discussion of US academic Daulatzai’s new book ‘Black Star, Crescent Moon’, which considers the role of Islam in traditions of resistance to, and liberation from, Western imperialism. Areas covered in the book include the impact of the Nation of Islam on Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, to cultural manifestations in hip-hop and cinema.

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‘Remembering Clara Zetkin’ with guests from the Socialist History Society
Wednesday 12th June, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Launch event for a new SHS publication to mark the 80th anniversary of the death of Clara Zetkin, a leading figure in the German Social Democratic Party, the Spartacist League and the German Communist Party. She was the founder of the Socialist Women’s International, but also a fierce critic of what she saw as the shortcomings of bourgeois feminism. Our guests discuss her legacy and its relevance.

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War Resisters’ International present:

‘Countering the Militarisation of Youth’ with David Gee, Ozgur Heval Cinar and Maayan Niezna
Thursday 13th June, 7pm

Free entry

In the face of a life defined by exploitation and suffering, the poor of the Middle Ages dreamed up a fantastical land where their sufferings were reversed; where people lived in idleness and plenty and the rich were barred. From 14th-century Europe to 20th-century USA, this dream emerges in songs, poems, folk tales. But it wasn’t just a popular fantasy – the dream was linked to the culture and tensions of the times, and time and again rebels and heretics tried to turn dream into reality.

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