“WOMEN, LABOUR & DOMESTICITY”: EXPLORING THE REVOLUTIONARY & LITERARY WRITINGS OF ANGELA DAVIS & ZADIE SMITH

Saturday 24th March 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ The Stuart Hall Library, Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA

Angela Davis discusses black women’s relationship to feminism, domestic labour and employment in the context of politics and global histories of housework.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Stuart Hall Library’s third reading group explores the revolutionary and literary writings of Angela Davis and Zadie Smith

Join us for a reading focusing on Angela Davis‘ essay ‘The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: a Working Class Perspective’, from her book Women, Race & Class, and Zadie Smith‘s ‘Joy’ from her new collection of writings Feel Free.

Angela Davis discusses black women’s relationship to feminism, domestic labour and employment in the context of politics and global histories of housework.

Zadie Smith’s ‘Joy’ explores the semantic, social and experiential differences between pleasure and joy, and their relation to pain and loss.

Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960’s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.

Zadie Smith is a British writer and novelist, winner of many literary prizes including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her first novel, White Teeth. Her epic On Beauty won the Women’s Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is currently tenured professor of fiction at New York University.

All writings are read together in the group, you don’t need to read them in advance.

This reading group is free and open to all.