Siren as in lure, intrigue and also warning. An independent imprint started in 2008 to publish pertinent, political fiction and reprint feminist and left classics. The struggle of people against power is the war of memory against forgetting.
Because as well and good Kindles may be, we are still hard wired to want to grab things. Pour coffee over them, annotate them, drop them in the bath and love them.
Great night at On the Rocks last night. Film, fiction, feminist song, food enjoyed by all; we premiered our film ‘Elpis’ and raised £240 for the amazing Elpis Project! facebook.com/HopeCentreElpis. Stayed tuned for our next event in May.
It’s cupcakes at dawn as two feminist council workers slug it out. A radical feminist. A ‘fun’ feminist. Who-apart from the local pimps-will win? A single mum hovers outside Waitrose in the harsh Coalition cold. The structures dissolve as a biologist watches her girlfriends become boys. A survivor takes comfort in the waves. A Jewish feminist marvels as she transitions… to Anti-Zionism.
Extraordinary tales of ordinary feminists: trying to
survive, thrive and organise in these hard times
Our initial publication, Hot and other stories, is out now and available direct by clicking on the PayPal button below, or in independent bookshops in Hackney, Housmans and Freedom Bookshop.
Ten stories set in Hackney. Ten intertwined lives. A dole officer learns how to poach rabbits. A banker’s devotion to his allotment threatens his day job. An advice worker wrestles with parasites. A jilted lover speculates on the nature of torture. A teacher meets a mysterious stranger. A group of climate activists fail to organise a piss up in the brewery of (very) late capitalism. How we live now.
In the words of Muriel Spark, for those of you who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you will like.