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Favourite picks from the staff team at Arnolfini available to buy from the Arnolfini Bookshop.

Salena Godden

Pessimism is for Lightweights: 13 Pieces of Courage and Resistance

by Salena Godden

Rough Trade Books, £7.99

Having exhibited the incredible Pessimism is for Lightweights outside Arnolfini this year we're now delighted to be stocking Salena Godden's new collection of the same name.

Featuring 13 pieces inspired by protests and rallies and containing poems written for the women’s march, women’s empowerment, people fighting for justice and against sexism, racism, poverty, homelessness and immigration.

This work reminds us that Courage is a Muscle, it also contains a letter from the spirit of Hope herself, because as the title suggests, Pessimism is for Lightweights.

Find this and much more at Arnolfini Bookshop, open everyday, 11am -6pm. 

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