When it comes to racial justice, how do we transform demonstrations of support into real and meaningful change? With intellectual rigour and razor-sharp wit, Emma Dabiri cuts through the haze of online discourse to offer clear advice.
Strangers do it, friends do it, politicians do it and so do chimpanzees: in fact, the handshake is so deeply embedded in our history and culture that it might even be older than humanity itself. So let’s shake on it, and join palaeoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi as she embarks on a voyage of discovery through everything from evolutionary biology to the etiquette of modern life.
‘Gay Bar’ is a sparkling, richly individual history of the gay bars of London, San Francisco and Los Angeles, focusing on the post-AIDs crisis years of the 1990s to the present day. It is also the story of Jeremy Atherton Lin’s own experiences as a gay man, and the lifelong romance that began one restless night in Soho. In prose both playful and challenging, he immerses his reader in the unique experience of a life lived in and out of these spaces.
Can you imagine a different Scotland, one where women are commemorated in statues and streets, hills and valleys? This is a guidebook to that alternative nation, where streets, buildings and monuments are dedicated to real women, telling their often untold or unknown stories.