First published in Cinders issue three
We had the pleasure of speaking with author, writer and feminist Rosita Sweetman. Author of Father’s Come First – which we reviewed in issue two of Cinders – Rosita gave us her impression of feminism today, how it has changed since Ireland of the 70s.
What with the strides that the feminist movement has taken in recent years for privileged women of the developed world, it can be easy to forget how much more change is needed – but also how recently in Ireland that women’s power was os much less and so reliant on the men in their lives. But that is the world that Rosita Sweetman’s Father’s Come First is set in. Rosita wrote the small but powerful novel when she was living in East Africa and thinking of home.
Continue reading Feminism Forwards – An interview with Rosita Sweetman
First published in Cinders Volume One: Issue Two
It’s been a long time since I read a book that felt so much like the memoir of a very old friend. But that’s how Rosita Sweetman’s voice come across on the pag
es of Fathers Come First. First printed in 1974, Lilliput Press have re-released the classic Dublin coming of age novel and its easy to see why. The novel follows Liz, a young woman in 1970s Dublin, who is so brilliantly drawn by Sweetman that she leaps up off of the page. After just reading a few pages of the book, I felt like I knew Liz.
The novel tells the story of a young girl trying to figure out her place in the world, living in an Ireland that is on the cusp of change but apparently hadn’t changed enough for women.
Liz is constantly trying to figure out the kind of person she should be and the people she should surround herself with, something I think most girls can identify with. Continue reading Book Review Corner: Fathers Come First By Rosita Sweetman
Welcome To Cinders Issue Three! We hope you enjoy our issue inspired by that addiction of all Ravenclaws at heart – learning and reading. We also delve into Beauty and the Beast, the best studying tips, the psychological explanation of schizophrenia and much, much more!
You’ll be queuing up for new books all month long!
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And it’s here! Galentine’s Day has come and with it is Cinders Magazine’s second issue!
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We have some fantastic articles in this issue including the benefits of Galentines day, the brilliant friendships of Crazy Ex Girlfriend, an interview with author Erika McGann, and (CW) the answers to every question you’ve ever had about your period.
Contributors to issue two are: Méabh McDonnell, Grainne Coyne, Teresa Mulhern, Caitriona Fahy, Rose Joyce, Sheil Say Words and Jenna Reimer!
The content is smart, insightful and at times very, very funny. We’re sure it will brighten up your Galentine’s day, it certainly made ours!