Popular South American Feminism Books

Find feminism books written by authors from South America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (11)

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Bad Girls : A Novel by Camila Sosa Villada EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
Gritty and unflinching, yet also tender, fantastical, and funny, a trans woman’s tale about finding a community on the margins. In Sarmiento Park, the green heart of Córdoba, a group of trans sex workers make their nightly rounds. When a cry comes from the dark, their leader, the 178-year-old Auntie Encarna, wades into the brambles to investigate and discovers a baby half dead from the cold. She quickly rallies the pack to save him, and they adopt the child into their fascinating surrogate family as they have so many other outcasts, including Camila. Sheltered in Auntie Encarna’s fabled pink h... continue

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Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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.

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Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro EN

Rating: 4 (14 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.

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Family Ties by Clarice Lispector EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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

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Imminence by Mariana Dimópulos EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
We're alone together, for the first time. I have to touch him now. I try stroking a foot, then a shoulder. But no current lifts in me, nothing pulls at my chest they way they said it would. A new mother holds her month-old son for the first time, but her body betrays her. Disoriented, she trails her taciturn partner around their plant-filled Buenos Aires apartment. Little by little, everything begins to unravel. Taking place over the course of an evening, Mariana Dímopulos's mesmerising novella shifts seamlessly between the present and the past. In this dreamlike space, made from overlapping v... continue

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

Rating: 4 (5 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 int... continue

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O Peso Do Passaro Morto by Aline Bei PT

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
A vida de uma mulher, dos 8 aos 52, desde as singelezas cotidianas até as tragédias que persistem, uma geração após a outra. Um livro denso e leve, violento e poético. É assim O peso do pássaro morto, romance de estreia de Aline Bei, onde acompanhamos uma mulher que, com todas as forças, tenta não coincidir apenas com a dor de que é feita.

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Pequeno Manual Antirracista by Djamila Ribeiro PT

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Onze lições breves para entender as origens do racismo e como combatê-lo. Neste pequeno manual, a filósofa e ativista Djamila Ribeiro trata de temas como atualidade do racismo, negritude, branquitude, violência racial, cultura, desejos e afetos. Em onze capítulos curtos e contundentes, a autora apresenta caminhos de reflexão para aqueles que queiram aprofundar sua percepção sobre discriminações racistas estruturais e assumir a responsabilidade pela transformação do estado das coisas. Já há muitos anos se solidifica a percepção de que o racismo está arraigado em nossa sociedade, criando desigua... continue

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Tales From the Town of Widows by James Canon EN

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From a new literary star comes a beautifully crafted story about a group of women in a Colombian village who find their lives changed while their husbands and sons are away fighting a deadly civil war. The women of Mariquita - made widows when their men are swept away by the army or rebel forces - learn hard lessons about love and survival. Forced to grow in extraordinary ways, they challenge the tenets of male-dominated society, discover power with all its pitfalls and strive to create an entirely new social order, an all-female utopia. Their narrative is punctuated by short vignettes of the ... continue

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The Point is to Change the World : Selected Writings of Andaiye by Andaiye EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
An inspiring collection from one of the Caribbean's most vital political figures.