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The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House: Abolitionist Feminist Futures

This is a transciption of ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House: Abolitionist Feminist Futures’, a panel discussion with Gail Lewis, Miss Major, Zoé Samudzi and Hortense Spillers, with Akwugo Emejulu in the chair. 

The event, held on 3 August 2020, was the first in Revolution is Not a One-Time Event, a programme organised by Che Gossett, Lola Olufemi and Sarah Shin in collaboration with Arika and hosted by Silver Press.

Listen to the audio at NTS.



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Twist, Revolt, Survive: My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman

By Albertine Fox, originally published by The MUFF Society.

This short essay is a personal response to My Mother Laughs, a text-image book by the Belgian filmmaker and artist Chantal Akerman. I first read the text in French, a few years after Akerman’s suicide, and a year after my own mother’s death, and then in English translation. I looked at the images in the French edition, and then later in the English edition, where they are sometimes smaller in size or in a different position on the page. The permutations between one work and another,...

Revolution is not a one-time event

Revolution is not a one-time event


Abolition is a perennial and open invitation to take the potential of revolutionary love seriously. In direct opposition to carcerality, abolition is a life-making principle: one concerned with creating new practices, spells and rhythms that make planetary life habitable for all. Abolition is the desire for more; a rejection of all the tenets...

Chantal Akerman en face à face: A festival launching My Mother Laughs

Chantal Akerman died by her own hand in 2015, leaving behind a vast body of work, including feature films, writing and installation art. 

Silver Press will be celebrating our publication of her final book, My Mother Laughs, with a festival in collaboration with A Nos Amours. 

My Mother Laughs is translated by Daniella Shreir, with an Introduction by Eileen Myles and Afterword by Frances Morgan. Published on 23 September and available to pre-order.

Tuesday 24 September, 6.30pm 

Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman: Screening and discussion, Regent Street Cinema


Silver Press January Sale: New Year, New Reads

We’re having a January sale!

Until 31 January 2019, we’re offering a 30% discount on each of our titles: The Debutante and Other Stories by Leonora Carrington, Talking to Women by Nell Dunn and Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde. Alternatively, you can get 40% off if you buy all three as a special bundle!