Thursday 30 September 18:00 - 20:00

Dalston CLR James Library
Dalston Square
E8 3BQ

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Book Launch: Our Time is Now by Selma James

Community & Culture

Hackney Libraries hosts a book launch to celebrate Ms James’ anthology, Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, & Caring for People and Planet

Selma James defined and identified unwaged caring work as a core issue for the women’s movement and launched the Wages for Housework Campaign (WFH) in 1972.

This much-anticipated follow-up to her first anthology (Sex, Race, and Class – The Perspective of Winning), compiles decades of James’s work with a focus on more recent writings, including a ground-breaking analysis of CLR James’s masterpieces, The Black Jacobins and Beyond a Boundary, and an account of her formative partnership with him. Her experience in the movement for Caribbean federation and independence is reflected in her introduction to Ujamaa, the socialism that Tanzanian villagers built and in her work with Guyana, Haiti and Venezuela.

Selma James turns 91 this year, her work spans 60 years, including founding the Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town. Her writing shines, inspires and sheds light on every corner of the movement for justice and change.

Selma will be discussing her work with a Q&A, and signing her new book. All welcome!


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