Apart from academic literature, I’ve also been reading books, anthologies, and memoirs borrowed from the public library or from my own bookshelves which explore the diverse aspects of intersectional identities, marginalisation, systemic oppression, and activism. I’m creating this list to keep a track of the books I’ve read and to offer a resource for anybody who’s interested in exploring what’s out there. I’ll be adding to this list over the next year and a half at least, as I discover more books.


Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe

Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
by Sujatha Gidla

The Audre Lorde Compendium: Essays, Speeches, And Journals by Audre Lorde

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Can We All Be Feminists? edited by June Eric-Udorie

Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Arundhati Roy

Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum
by Michael McCreary

The Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both by Juno Dawson

Gender Queer Maia Kobabe

Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You by Sofie Hagen

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Class, and Culture Online edited by Safiya Umoja Noble and Brendesha Tynes

Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays by Rebecca Solnit

The Mother of All Questions (Essays) by Rebecca Solnit

The Muslims are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker, Julia Scheele

Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly

Squee from the Margins: Fandom and Race by Rukmini Pande

Uncanny Bodies: Superhero Comics and Disability edited by Scott T. Smith (Editor), José Alaniz (Editor)

Uncanny Magazine Issue Twenty-Four: Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction 

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y. Davis

You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson



Illegal by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, Giovanni Rigano

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas