Radical Book Club

When: Second Tuesday & Wednesday of the month, beginning July

Where: MAMA

Welcome to our first book club, devoted to radical reading.

Radical books challenge conventions and norms embedded in society. The titles in the reading list offer different perspectives on our culture with the publication of each book having inspired change and encouraged current movements for social, racial and environmental justice.

From Wiradjuri language interspersed throughout a novel, to explicit discussions about migration and decolonisation, and expositions of gender and disability experiences – the Radical Book Club provides an open platform for critical thinking and discussion around these themes on a monthly basis.

The first six books in the reading list for 2021 are:

  • The Yield (2019) by Tara June Winch
  • Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles (2015) by Clare Land with a foreword by Dr Gary Foley
  • The End of Policing (2017) by Alex S. Vitale
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (2017) by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • No Country Woman: A Memoir of Belonging (2018) by Zoya Patel
  • Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined (2019) by JJ Bola

The final six books in the reading list for 2021 are:

  • Gender Trouble: Feminism and Subversion of Identity (1990) by Judith Butler
  • Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century (2020) edited by Alice Wong
  • Talkin’ Up to the White Woman (2000) by Aileen-Moreton-Robinson
  • The Hate Race (2016) by Maxine Beneba Clarke
  • Women, Race and Class (1981) by Angela Y. Davis
  • Dark Emu (2014) by Bruce Pascoe

Books are able to be purchased in a bundle from MAMA Store or procured independently.

Cost:  

  • Final 6 books upfront = $120
  • Radical Book Bags = $15

How to Join

Semester 2 registrations have closed. Please check back in December for 2022.
Sessions occur in the second week of each month, Tuesdays 11am (MAMA), Tuesdays 7pm (Zoom), or Wednesdays 7pm (MAMA)