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Highlights from the autumn events at Bookmarks

Issue No. 2071

The Bridge of the Golden Horn

With Emine Sevgi Özdamar and John Berger. Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftsbury Avenue, London, 7pm, Friday 5 October. Tickets £4/£2 from Bookmarks – phone 020 7637 1848

Emine Özdamar's novel is set in the 1960s. It follows the story of a 16 year old woman who leaves her home in Turkey to become a migrant worker in Berlin.

The heroine works on an assembly line and lives in a factory hostel. She is obsessed with theatre, poetry and politics.

Renowned writer and art critic John Berger has written an introduction to the novel. He is speaking alongside Emine Özdamar at the event.

An Irish Eye

Booksigning with Gerry Adams. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, 3pm (tbc), Wednesday 31 October, free

This book covers the massive changes that have taken place in Irish politics in recent years.

Gerry Adams brings his own perspective to events ranging from the IRA's decision in 2005 to formally end its armed campaign to the 2007 decision by Sinn Fein to support the policing and criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.

Rebel Girls: their fight for the vote

With Jill Liddington Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, 6.30pm, Friday 23 November, free

Rebel Girls tells the story of a number of less well known suffragettes from the north of England.

These include Adela Pankhurst, the younger sister of the more famous Christabel and Sylvia.

The book focuses on eight women born between 1881 and 1891 who joined the Yorkshire campaign for votes for women.

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Tue 2 Oct 2007, 19:28 BST
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