Feminism genre books (15)


1.

Come : A Memoir by Rita Therese EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Bold, brave and darkly funny, COME is the extraordinary story of Melbourne sex worker Rita Therese and the love, sex and death she has experienced in her life so far.
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

2.

Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Description:
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2018. A manic, bruising stream of conscious portrayal of a mother and wife struggling to maintain both a normal life and her sanity.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

3.

Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro EN

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Description:
In a single day, a journey across Buenos Aires reveals a daughter to her mother, a mother to herself, and the oppressive weight of received ideas to women connected by a fleeting encounter, twenty years before.
Recommended: 15 Oct 2022

4.

Family Ties by Clarice Lispector EN

Rating: 1     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Description:
Tells the stories of a fearful adolescent, an angry old woman, a dog's burial, a possessive mother and her son, a businessman's dinner, and a French explorer in Africa
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

5.

I, Rigoberta Menchu : An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchu EN

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Description:
A Nobel Peace Prize winner reflects on poverty, injustice, and the struggles of Mayan communities in Guatemala, offering “a fascinating and moving description of the culture of an entire people” (The Times) Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political r... continue

6.

Invisible Women : Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Pérez EN

Rating: 4     21 Votes
Description:
Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women​, diving into... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

7.

Lajja by Taslima Nasrin EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
A savage indictment of religious extremism and man’s inhumanity to man, Lajja was banned in Bangladesh, but became a bestseller in the rest of the world. The Duttas—Sudhamoy and Kironmoyee, and their children, Suranjan and Maya— have lived in Bangladesh all their lives. Despite being members of a small, vulnerable Hindu community, they refuse to leave their country, unlike most of their friends and relatives. Sudhamoy believes with a naive mix of optimism and idealism that his motherland will not let him down. And then, on 6 December 1992, the Babri Masjid is demolished. The world condemns the... continue

8.

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
Description:
A modern classic from the Booker-shortlisted author of This Mournable Body The groundbreaking first novel in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s award-winning trilogy, Nervous Conditions, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and has been “hailed as one of the 20th century’s most significant works of African literature” (The New York Times). Two decades before Zimbabwe would win independence and ended white minority rule, thirteen-year-old Tambudzai Sigauke embarks on her education. On her shoulders rest the economic hopes of her parents, siblings, and extended family, and within her burns the desire for indepe... continue
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

9.

Orlando : A Biography by Virginia Woolf EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
Orlando doubles as first an Elizabethan nobleman and then as a Victorian heroine who undergoes all the transitions of history in this novel that examines sex roles and social mores.

10.

Règles douloureuses by Kopano Matlwa FR

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Description:
Nous sommes en 2015, en Afrique du Sud. Des années durant, Masechaba a souffert de douleurs chroniques liées à une endométriose. Le sang a forgé son caractère, non seulement il a fait d'elle une personne solitaire, presque craintive, mais il l'a aussi poussé à devenir médecin. Quand débute le roman, elle est interne dans un hôpital. Dans le flux ininterrompu des patients, elle s'interroge sur sa capacité à les aimer tous, à leur donner toutes ses forces, tout son dévouement. E... continue
Recommended: 30 Oct 2022


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