What’s happening in Spring 2017?

Wed 8 March 7 – 8.30pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Professor Azrini Wahidin, Irish Republican Women
This talk will discuss women’s involvement in the Irish Republican Army, political protest and the prison experience in Northern Ireland. Through the voices of female and male combatants, it demonstrates that women remained marginal in the examination of imprisonment during the Conflict and in the negotiated peace process. However, the book shows that women performed a number of roles in war and peace that placed constructions of femininity in dissent.
Azrini Wahidin is the author of Ex-combatants, Gender and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: Women, the Prison Experience and Political Protest. She is Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University.

An International Women’s Day event.
£3 on the door. Please let the bookshop know you are coming:  fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com
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Wed 15th March 7 – 8.30pm
Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop
Poetry of the Irish in Britain with Cathy Galvin and Deirdre O’Byrne
Cathy Galvin will read her own poetry, primarily from Rough Translation – a collection described by David Constantine as being about “the sea, islands, coastal places,  family who lived very differently from how we do now, the loving connection with them”, drawing on Cathy Galvin’s Irish family past.
The ‘support act’ will be Deirdre O’Byrne reading a selection of Irish-in-Britain poetry, from such writers as Maura Dooley, Ian Duhig, Eavan Boland, Bernard O’Donoghue and Catherine Byron, with commentary.
 
£3 on the door. Please let the bookshop know you are coming on fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com
Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham