PositiveThe Irish Times (IRE)[A] superb, and sadly posthumous, collection ... Diski is an explorer who never forgets that she is skating on very thin ice ... It is also almost always political. Invariably, it is lit up by delightful shafts of comedy. I laughed aloud several times while reading one of the last pieces, an incredibly moving account of the hospital appointment at which Diski is told she has inoperable cancer. If you like guides to self help, mindfulness and how to be positive, this is not the book for you ... Diski is an immensely elegant prose stylist. These essays were among the 200 or so she published in the eccentrically brilliant London Review of Books (LRB), between the early 1990s and her death in 2016. She found asylum in the LRB.
RaveThe Irish TimesDina Nayeri’s book is one of those that must be read by all who care about the survival of human solidarity ... wonderfully illuminating ... Nayeri has already written two novels and is a gifted weaver of stories ... an excellent addition to the contemporary literature of human rights.
Caroline Criado Perez
RaveThe Irish Times...furiously brilliant ... the originality of Criado Perez’s research is that she hunts down and uses hard data as her evidence, and when, as is often the case, there is no gender-disaggregated data, she shows how this too is discriminatory ... The book is admirably internationalist in its perspective ... This is an excellent book packed with practical information of the kind required by those attempting to dismantle the patriarchy.