Book Club

If you love reading and talking about feminism this book club is for you.

Through reading and discussion we want to explore intersectional feminist texts that critically and reflectively engage with our worlds as they are, and open up our imaginations to the worlds that could be.

This group is for anyone who is interested in learning and discussing feminist texts with others, and anyone who has an eye on changing the status quo.

Like the FCA more generally we aim to be a harassment free space for everybody. If you are new to our meetings, or feel you need a refresher please read our code of conduct to find out what behaviors we hope for from you, and hold ourselves to in our sessions (

Everyone who participates can suggest texts for future sessions.

Future reads:

Feminism without borders: Decolonizing theory, practicing solidarity – 19th May at 16:30 in NieuwLand

In May we will discuss Feminism without borders: Decolonizing theory, practicing solidarity by Chandra Talpade Mohanty

This was first published in 2003 and it contains several essays, covering different themes of Mohanty’s work: “the politics of difference and solidarity, decolonizing and democratizing feminist practice, the crossing of borders, and the relation of feminist knowledge and scholarship to organizing and social movements” (from Goodreads)

If you are critical of ‘Western’ feminism; who it excludes; the issues that it neglects or misconstrues; the supremacy and subjugation that it contributes to, this book guides a path towards intersectionality without borders, and towards solidarity 

We’ll meet in NieuwLand on Sunday 19th May at 16:30 

There will be a donation jar and some refreshments available (cash or pin)
Please think about donating something if you are able; a place like NieuwLand can only exist through the contributions of volunteers and friends, who know of the importance of places like this, which exist alternative to an individualistic society, capitalist economy and gentrifying neighbourhoods

To learn more about NieuwLand visit their website (

NieuwLand is wheelchair accessible but the toilets are not
The nearest public spaces with larger toilets are Wereld Museum Amsterdam (open Tuesday-Saturday 10-17) and hotel The Manor (open 24/7)

If you have access needs regarding the event that you feel may not be in place please get in contact with us so that we can do our best to incorporate these (feministbookclubamsterdam[@]

It is a fairly long read at 312 pages. If you want to attend the session but find it difficult to get hold of the book reach out to us 

If there are topics or questions you would like to discuss please bring those with you

During our July and September meetings we would like to discuss sex work and it would be great to hear recommendations to read. Critical to these recommendations are that they be sex worker inclusive, and founded on the understanding that sex work is work. Please send recommendations to the feministbookclubamsterdam email 

We are looking forward to seeing and discussing with you!


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Our previous reads:

  1. Feminism, Interrupted by Lola Olufemi  (24.09.2020)
  2. Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall (29.10.2020)
  3. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (10.12.2020)
  4. Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine (21.01.2021)
  5. The Will to Change by bell hooks (04.03.2021)
  6. The Power by Naomi Alderman (15.04.2021)
  7. Whipping Girl by Julia Serano (20.05.2021)
  8. Ecofeminism by Maria Mies & Vandana Shiva (08.07.2021)
  9. Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis (28.10.2021)
  10. We Do This ‘Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba (25.11.2021)
  11. I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman (02.02.2022)
  12. The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland by Joanna Mishtal (09.03.2022)
  13. Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed (12.04.2022)
  14. The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams (24.05.2022)
  15. Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi (27.07.2022)
  16. Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism & Black Veganism From Two Sisters by Aph Ko & Syl Ko (16.09.2022) 
  17. A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century by Donna Haraway (02.10.2022)
  18. A Decolonial Feminism by Françoise Vergès (06.11.2022)
  19. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (04.12.2022)
  20. Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation by Sophie Lewis (05.02.2023)
  21. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (02.04.2023)
  22. Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Kumari Jayawardena (07.05.2023)
  23. Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor (04.06.2023)
  24. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez (02.07.2023)
  25. White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race by Gloria Wekker (22.10.2023)
  26. Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism and Palestine by Nada Elia (19.11.2023) 
  27. Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back by Julia Serano (10.12.2023)
  28. Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis (21.01.2024)
  29. Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici (17.03.2024)

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