Review: We Shall Fight Until We Win

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This bold, colourful and moving graphic anthology is a beautifully illustrated tribute to pioneering women, celebrating 100 years since we gained the right to vote.

From Emmeline Pankhurst to the Glasgow Girls , Bernadette Devlin and Diane Abbott to Jayaben Desai, the impetus is on venerated trailblazers, as well as the controversial.

It’s vivid, humorous and furious, and the portrait of 80s British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher eschews the recent revisionist approach, openly scrutinising her warmongering, capitalist greed and lack of engagement with women’s rights.

The 60%, meanwhile, focuses on women under the radar, who work away quietly underpaid and underreported.

In short, We Shall Fight is a timely reminder of the strides women have made in the political landscape; while acknowledging how far we have yet to go.

In these times of Christopher Chope, the pay gap and men’s rights activists, it’s a visceral and powerful riposte to everyday misogyny.

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Featuring contributions from:

Sabeena Akhtar, Erin Aniker, Siana Bangura, Hannah Berry, Jenny Bloomfield, Kathryn Briggs, Hari Conner, Fionnula Doran, Rebecca Horner, Kirsty Hunter, Laura Jones, Wei Ming Kam, Shazleen Khan, Charlot Kristensen, Nicola Love, Heather McDaid, Jem Milton, Denise Mina, Heather Palmer, Durre Shahwar, Maria Stoian, Grace Wilson, Letty Wilson.

(Lorna Irvine)

Out now via BHP Comics/404 Ink, RRP. £9.99

http://www.weshallfightuntilwewin.com

 

 

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