One Future Collective is an organization that works towards building compassionate youth social leadership through the use of art, education, community intervention and policy advocacy – across verticals of gender justice, mental health, legal reform and development policy.

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BookView | Teenage Angst and the Struggle with Identity in ‘Summer of Blue’

In recent times, the burgeoning critical interest in Young Adult Literature is a telling signifier that the domain of literature has become fluid and more inclusive. The young adult fiction market, in recent years, has enjoyed somewhat of a literary boom. The transition from being disdainfully categorized as pulp fiction to being elevated to this niche of Young Adult Literature has been a phenomenon which has happened over the past few years. Young...

BookView | Draupadi’s Nakedness: An Instrument of Defiance Deconstructing Feminine Naivety

“Draupadi”, one of the three short stories from the work ‘Breast Stories’ by Mahasveta Devi, a revolutionary activist and writer, was published in 1978 and first appeared in the collection of political stories Agnigarbha (Womb of Fire). Literary critic and acclaimed feminist Marxist deconstructionist Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak translated this and many of her works from Bengali.

BookView I Re-telling Tales: The Bastard of Istanbul

The true impact of the book doesn’t quite strike you until you’ve actually finished reading The Bastard of Istanbul. The story is too riveting for one to care about anything but the interspersed threads of the characters’ individual stories. Authored by Elif Shafak, parts of the book are set in her motherland Turkey, while others are set in the American cities of Phoenix, Arizona and San Francisco, California. The story traces the lives of four generations of women and how they interconnect with each other, many decades and many hidden secrets later.

BookView | The Politics of the Veil by Joan Wallach Scott

“In the end it’s not because of Islam that we stay at home, but because of French society.”

Joan Wallach Scott is an American historian who specializes in Gender and  Intellectual History in France at Princeton University. This testimony reproduced in her book, The Politics of the Veil, sums up the current plight of Muslim women in France. The book aims to discuss the background, justification and the french discourse on the “veil”. It discusses the issue and subsequent ban of the veil in primary schools in regard to the French form of secularism, which is considered to be one of the hallmarks of the French Republic. French secularity, or the policy Laïcité, as it is better known in France, has many interpretations and forms of application.

BookView | Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungari

‘It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope; and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.’ – Robert F. Kennedy

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