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Granta 115: The F Word

From Ghana to Great Britain, New Delhi to New York, the balance of power remains tipped towards men. Granta 115: The F Word explores the ways in which feminism continues to inform, address and complicate that balance.

'Naddy Photomaton (My grandmother)' ©Clarisse d’Arcimoles

In the Issue

Gillian Allnutt Coronation
Laura Bell A Kept Woman
Urvashi Butalia Mona’s Story
A.S. Byatt No Grls Alod. Insept Mom.
Rachel Cusk Aftermath
Edwidge Danticat Hot-Air Balloons
Lydia Davis The Dreadful Mucamas
Louise Erdrich The Ojibwe Week
Janice Galloway We’re Not in This Together
Linda Gregerson Ariadne in Triumph
Sadaf Halai Inheritance
Selima Hill Black Against the Sky, the Giant Mothers
Maja Hrgović Zlatka
Caroline Moorehead A Train in Winter
Julie Otsuka The Children
Francine Prose Other Women
Helen Simpson Night Thoughts
Eudora Welty Gentlemen
Jeanette Winterson All I Know About Gertrude Stein


Taiye Selasi The Sex Lives of African Girls


Clarisse d'Arcimoles Un-Possible Retour, with an introduction by Téa Obreht

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Rebecca Swift recalls generations of feminism in her family
Lana Asfour investigates feminism in Tunisia's new democracy
Elizabeth Bishop and sacrificial feminism: a look at the poet and all-female poetry anthologies.
Sevil Delin shares marriage lessons from a Turkish grandmother
Rachel Genn, Hannah Gersen and Tess Lynchon their feminist bibles
Helen Dunmore’s introduction to a new edition of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse


‘The Old Fuel’: a new poem by Emily Berry, and an interview with her.
‘I’m More the Drunken Slut Kind of Feminist’ by Megan Levad.
‘Accidental’ by Sadaf Halai
Parisa Ebrahimi on the female confessional legacy.
‘Fortunate It Is If Her Skirts Do Not Catch Fire’ by Amy Gerstler.
‘The Easel’ by Sharon Olds.


Four Women, One Revolution: Award-winning documentary film makers Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton profile women of the Egyption revolution.
– The latest Granta podcasts: ‘Writing Women’ featuring Sigrid Rausing, Rachel Cusk and Taiye Selasi, and a dramatic reading Lydia Davis’s ‘The Dreadful Mucamas’.


Michael Salu on this issue’s cover and on art for the F Word
– Three specially comissioned videos inspired by stories in the F-Word: Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits responds to Helen Simpson’s ‘Night Thoughts’; Kris Hofman to Rachel Cusk’s essay ‘Aftermath’, and Em Cooper to Maja Hrgović’s ‘Zlatka’.


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