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Stories of women, by women rule the 2019 Women’s prize for fiction shortlist

This year’s Women’s Prize for fiction comprise of novels which talk about women in history from Pat Barker’s retelling of the Iliad to Anna Burns’s Boo...

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Children’s books with dyslexic protagonists who overcome struggles

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. Also called reading disability, dyslexia affect a...

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Stories of seven inspiring women from the Middle East

On marking the International Women’s Day, Al Jazeera has compiled a list of must-see documentaries on women across the Middle East focusing on their achievements, challe...

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Meet the new generation of gender-fluid pop stars

Last week, Ariana Grande set the internet on fire with a lyric that suggested she was bisexual. Ariana Grande stated she “did not really feel the wish to label” he...

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Exploration of gender, a key theme on this year’s Wellcome Book Prize shortlist

On embracing the 10th anniversary of the Wellcome Book Prize 2019, the best new books that illuminate the many ways that health, medicine and illness touch our lives has been ...

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The Women who transformed television

It is important to make note of the people who work off screens. Success or failure, they are the root cause and would stand as a pillar despite all measures. The funny, fearl...

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Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew gets a gender-flip

Jo Clifford was asked to adapt The Taming of the Shrew, the play which she hated the most once. “I wasn’t ready to do it then,” she says at the beginnin...

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#MeToo inspires novelists to write about the struggles of women

Female writers stirred by the #MeToo movement have explored challenging themes such as rape, gas lighting and exploring in this year’s most anticipated novels. These wri...

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Pure: A comedy-drama on sex and mental health

Channel 4’s new primetime drama, ‘Pure’ is set to break taboos of the world with a mind that renders almost everyone you see either naked or engaged in sexua...

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Short stories that will make your day

“The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page.” – Rachel Anders. Falling in love with reading is one of the best things a person could do. On...

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Never Give Up

Like all his books, Harlan Coben’s latest Run Away has hit the bestseller lists. T...

June 14 2019

Almost Famous

The Marathi play Knock Knock Celebrity, comprises two monologues to do with fame, and ho...

June 7 2019

Sweden is Country in Focus at KASHISH 2019, South Asia’s largest LGBTQ film festival

KASHISH 2019 to screen 9 Swedish LGBTQ films and also launch music album ‘Rainbow ...

June 5 2019