FP Classics

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing

A Zora Neale Hurston Reader
Zora Neale Hurston
This anthology draws together superb selections of essays, short stories, journalism, folklore, and autobiography by a pivotal writer of twentieth century literature.

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The Silent Duchess

A Novel
Dacia Maraini
Set in eighteenth-century Italy, this story has as its heroine a deaf-mute noblewoman who leads a lifelong search for fulfillment.

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Still Alive

A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered
Ruth Kluger
Kluger's story of her years in the camps and as a refugee survivor in New York, has emerged as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust.

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Swastika Night

Katharine Burdekin
Published in 1937, twelve years before Orwell’s 1984, this novel projects a totally male-controlled fascist world that has eliminated women as we know them.

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No Sweetness Here

And Other Stories
Ama Ata Aidoo
In 11 stories, Aidoo explores postcolonial life in Ghana for both women and men with her characteristic honesty and humor.

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You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

Zoe Wicomb
You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town is among the only works of fiction to explore the experience of “Coloured” citizens in apartheid-era South Africa.

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David's Story

Zoe Wicomb
Unfolding in South Africa at the moment of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, this novel explores the life of David Dirkse, part of the underground world of activists, spies, and saboteurs in the liberation movement.

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Changes

A Love Story
Ama Ata Aidoo
Changes explores the complex world in which the lives of professional working women have changed sharply, but the cultural assumptions of men's lives have not.

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Hot Pick: 03-29-2011

Grace Moon, artist and founder of VELVETPARK: Dyke Culture in Bloom, tells FP:

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The Sound of One Hand

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Community Action Center by A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner

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Fly on the trapeze (or another action) at Streb Action Lab

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Hot Pick: 03-17-2011

Marti Gould Cummings, Co-founder of Broadway Speaks Out tells FP:

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Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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The First Wives Club

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Live life freely and to the fullest

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Hot Pick: 03-02-2011

Michelle Tea, writer and Sister Spit co-founder, tells FP:

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I waste so much of my life reading fashion magazines, but THE GENTLEWOMAN doesn't make me feel bad about lost time.

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Anything by Taylor Mac!

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My favorite thing to do right now is go to Tucson.

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Hot Pick: 02-15-2011

Tiffany Rhodes, of Butch Diva Designs tells FP:

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Do You by Russell Simmons

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Coco Before Chanel

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Embrace a day off, schedule in time to relax, and appreciate the small things!

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Hot Pick: 02-01-2011

Elissa Bassist, writer and editor, tells FP:

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Rumpus Women, Volume I

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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DON'T ask for permission. Write the book that's inside of you. When you're not doing that, practice yoga and/or Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease Hip-Hop Dance Workout.

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Hot Pick: 01-21-2011

Jeanne Vaccaro, Commander of the Feminist Killjoy Army, tells FP:

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Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories

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Black Swan

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Disco rollerskate; anything crafty; Tumblr.

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Hot Pick: 01-11-2011

Ryann Holmes and Genesis Tramaine, activists, tells FP:

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bois will be bois

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PARIAH, film by Dee Rees

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Pray, do push-ups, see live music, and visit the Bklyn Museum!

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Hot Pick: 12-21-2010

Kate Goldwater, eco-friendly fashion designer and founder of AuH20 designs tells FP:

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Tiger Beatdown

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The Perennial Plate

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Go to a show, party, circus performance, or sewing workshop at the House of Yes.

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Hot Pick: 12-07-2010

Laura Whitehorn, activist, tells FP:

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"Nut Bag Letter to John Stewart" by Susie Day

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Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Get warmer shoes for demonstrating and rallying; visit the ocean before the New Year; visit political prisoner/friend Herman Bell before he begins his 38th year in prison.

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