Alison Croggon: Legacy Books

In this minisode from FWF 2018 Legacy Books, Alison Croggon talks about the complexities of motherhood and writing and the books that shaped her understanding of feminism and language.

“A friend gave me Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens and that was the book that saved my life. It was the first feminist text I’d ever read.”

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