HOUSMANS BOOKS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016

28 September 2016 — Housmans

NEWS

1. Locomotrix poetry and fiction events at Housmans
2. Housmans Peace Diary 2017
3. November: Zed Books takeover
4. A is for Activist // London Anarchist Bookfair

IN-STORE EVENTS

5. ‘Irregular War: ISIS and the New Threat from the Margins’ with Paul Rogers
Wednesday 5th October, 7pm
6. ‘Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State’ with Martin Plaut
7. ‘Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain’ with Kate Harrad
8. ‘Kaleidoscope’ with Laura Taylor. Supported by Joy France
9. ‘The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists’ with Richard Parry
10. ‘China and the New Maoists’ with Kerry Brown
11. ‘No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance’ with Natasha King
12. ‘The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work’
with David Frayne
13. ‘Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right’
with Hsiao-Hung Pai

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

14. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
15. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
____________________________________________

NEWS

1. Locomotrix poetry and fiction events at Housmans

In October Housmans will have the first in a monthly series of poetry and fiction events under the ‘Locomotrix’ banner – named after the work of Italian poet and anti-fascist Amelia Rosselli. Lots of interesting announcements to make about that, including news of our poet in residence, automated poetry machine, and a look at the programme for coming months…all of which to come when Cristina, who is overseeing the series, gets back from holiday!

We’ll be kicking off the series on Saturday 22nd Octoberwith the powerful poetry of Laura Taylor and Joy France, who are coming down all the way from Wigan to read from their killer collections. Full details below.

2. Housmans Peace Diary 2017

It’s that time of year again! Housmans Peace Diary – now in its 64thyear – will be published imminently. As ever the week-to-an-opening diary includes a fresh choice of quotations, and a new selection of daily anniversaries for celebration, thought, or protest. It also includes an updated directory of national and international peace organisations worldwide.

 The special feature in the 2017 Peace Diary looks at how activists have survived surveillance and infiltration by security services and corporations – with tales of some classic examples, old and new. To order your copy and for more information please follow the link: http://www.housmans.com/diary.php

3. November: Zed Books Takeover

The wonderful Zed Books will be taking over the events programme for November. Now in their 40thyear, Zed publishes across a wide range of topics, and is perhaps best known for publishing the work of marginalised individuals and groups, many of them originating in the Global South, as well as others from oppressed elements of ‘Western’ society. Zed is also a workers’ co-op – in fact it’s the world’s largest English-language publishing collective.

And on top of that they’ve also got a brand new website! https://www.zedbooks.net
Check the programme below for all the Zed Takeover events….it’s a great programme.

4. A is for Activist // London Anarchist Bookfair
Catch Housmans with a stall at these two great events in October:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1650252355304646/

Please note that the London Anarchist Bookfair is at a new location this year…check the website for details. http://www.anarchistbookfair.org.uk

IN-STORE EVENTS

5. ‘Irregular War: ISIS and the New Threat from the Margins’ with Paul Rogers
Wednesday 5th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford and distinguished global security specialist, argues that ISIS should be seen not just as a threat in its own right but as a marker of a much more dangerous world riddled with irregular war.
click here for more info

6. ‘Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State’ with Martin Plaut
Wednesday 12th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Eritrea is characterised by regime paranoia, intense domestic repression and isolationism. The BBC World Service’s former Africa Editor’s book offers a glimpse into a relatively young nation marred by a stifling dictatorship.
click here for more info

7. ‘Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain’ with Kate Harrad
Wednesday 19th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Kate Harrad introduces this unique anthology of writing on the politics and realities of bisexuality in Britain today.
click here for more info

8. LOCOMOTRIX POETRY EVENT
‘Kaleidoscope’ with Laura Taylor. Supported by Joy France
Saturday 22nd October, 6.30pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A passionate challenge to authority and power from one of the UK’s most incisive performance poets, Laura Taylor. Supported by Joy France with open mic spots.
“She takes the intensely personal and makes it universal. She takes the universal and makes it personal. She is riveting, inspiring, dead hard and incredibly soft at the same time. This is one of the best books of poetry I have ever read.” Attila the Stockbroker
click here for more info

9. PRE-ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR BOOK TALK
‘The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists’ with Richard Parry
Friday 28th October, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

On the eve of the Anarchist Bookfair, Richard Parry discusses the Bonnot Gang: the most notorious French anarchists ever, whose taste for illegality developed into illegalism—the theory that theft is liberating in itself.
click here for more info

10. ZED BOOKS TAKEOVER
‘China and the New Maoists’ with Kerry Brown
Wednesday 2nd November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Kerry Brown delivers an absorbing account of the continued influence of Chairman Mao on contemporary China, and of efforts by the New Maoists to claim his legacy.
click here for more info

11. ZED BOOKS TAKEOVER
‘No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance’ with Natasha King
Wednesday 9th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A highly original and provocative examination of ‘no borders politics’ and what this means within current contentious debates on migration.
click here for more info

12. ZED BOOKS TAKEOVER
‘The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work’
with David Frayne
Wednesday 16th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A crucial dissection of the work-centred nature of modern society and emerging resistance to it, The Refusal of Work is a bold call for a more humane and sustainable vision of social progress.
click here for more info

13. ZED BOOKS TAKEOVER
‘Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right’
with Hsiao-Hung Pai
Wednesday 30th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Uncovering disturbing levels of racism in our society which must be confronted, Pai identifies legitimate concerns arising from exclusion and inequality in a post-industrial economy. Angry White People is the essential account of social discontent in Britain today.
click here for more info

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

14. The Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles


Housmans has a monthly book club which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7pm in the shop. Forthcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 13th October 
Postcapitalism by Paul Mason
Paul Mason explores the existential threat posed to capitalism by the technological revolution, and looks at the possibility of a fairer and more sustainable global economic system in the future.

Thursday 10th November
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
 
The story of a poor, black American woman who died in 1951, and whose cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine.

If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.com. The Fuse has its own web page with more info here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php

15. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group

Housmans has a regular Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group, who meet on the second Tuesday of the month. All are welcome, but please be prepared to join in the discussion. Please try to turn up by 7pm sharp.

At the next meeting on Tuesday 11 October the topic will be PACIFISM AND REMEMBRANCE. And on Tuesday 8 November, we’ll be asking WHAT WOULD A PEACEFUL SOCIETY LOOK LIKE? 

For more information please visit: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/

__________________________________________________

Housmans Bookshop,
5 Caledonian Road,
London N1 9DX
mobile: 07950 269 286
Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4473
email: nik@housmans.com
 
shop email: shop@housmans.com   
map: http://ow.ly/vtLpZ
www.housmans.com

“Support the shop that supports your campaigns!”
www.radicalbooksellers.co.uk/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.