Chakrabarti welcomes Year of Publishing Women in 2018

Chakrabarti welcomes Year of Publishing Women in 2018

Shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti has expressed support for Kamila Shamsie’s proposal for a Year of Publishing Women in 2018 ahead of the publication of her feminist call to arms, in favour of "radical solutions” to address the pervasive problem of gender inequality worldwide.

Shamsie originally proposed a Year of Publishing Women to coincide with the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, following research that major literary prizes were less likely to be awarded to women writers or to books focusing on the experience of women. At the time, the book trade greeted Shamsie’s ...

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