Charlotte Cooper performs at #BodySpectacular this Friday

On Friday night Charlotte Cooper, author of the HammerOn smash hit Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, will dance at the Wellcome Gallery as part of their Friday night #BodySpectacular programme. On her Obesity Timebomb blog Charlotte explains the background to the performance: “My friend E puts on events and curates things, as is the modern way. Earlier this year she asked if I would like to talk about my book at something she was…

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Life is War – London launch Photos

What a brilliant couple of days we had in London this week celebrating the launch of Shannon Woodcock’s awesome Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Thanks to Eva Megias we have a beautiful set of images from Wednesday’s event at the Wiener Library, where the audience was treated to a captivating lecture. Massive thanks again to the Wiener Library¬† and Housmans for being excellent and supportive hosts. Shannon will speak at two more…

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Life is War – Events This Week!

This week the city of London will be treated to the presence of Dr Shannon Woodcock, life historian supremo and author of the awe-inspiring Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Tuesday night we hit Housmans Book shop for an informal reading, followed by a Q & A. The reading starts at 7pm, and entry is ¬£3, which is redeemable against any purchase in-store. Wednesday we take over the Wiener Library from 6.30-8pm. Shannon…

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Advance Praise – Life is War

Advance praise for the next HammerOn title, Shannon Woodcock’s Life is War, published on 25 April, is hitting the HammerOn inbox. Blendi Kajsiu, author of A Discourse Analysis of Corruption: Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005 said ‘this book is one of those rare works that combines that best of two worlds, academia and literature. The book is rigorously academic in its investigation, analysis as well as the insights it offers. At the same…

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Events and other news

HammerOn have a number of events lined up in the next few months. All events are free, unless otherwise stated. We are very excited to announce that the book launch for Shannon Woodcock’s Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania will take place at The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London, Wednesday 25 May, 6.30-8pm. Charlotte will be talking about her book at Queers in the Pub: Fat Activism…

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