In honor of International Women’s Day, you receive a 30% discount on three special books about women, written by women. The discount is while stock lasts on the three books mentioned below. Order and use discount code: Women
Rewriting Modernism offers a fresh reading of modernism from the perspective of three women fashion artists – Pan Yuliang, Nie Ou, and Yin Xiuzhen – who were professionally active at different stages in China’s political history. Analyzing Chinese works largely unknown in the English-language literature to date, Phyllis Teo investigates how the artists negotiated their identities in circumstances that made their status as women living in twentieth-century China particularly distinct.
My Mother’s Mother’s Mother is the first of its kind. This volume collects more than seventy South African women’s voices, from 1652 until today.
‘Timeous. Important. Courageous, as it executes a double rescue operation. Speaking in sister languages, the voices of foremothers and their daughters who never dreamt themselves to be connected, are hereby for the very first time brought into conversation across generations, race and class. And then, in an imaginative political act, they are all translated into English to be finally set free to breathe within the broader discourses of female writing.’
Mirrors of Entrapment and Emancipation explores the rich diversity of the meanings associated with the mirror and reflection in literature by women based on the works of the Persian Forugh Farrokhzad (1935-1967) and her American contemporary Sylvia Plath (1932-1963).
‘By using diverse literary theories the author is not only able to detect remarkable parallels in the work of the two poets, which would otherwise have largely remained unnoticed, but can show how similarly both women strove to overcome confining patriarchal definitions of womanhood in their creative work and to reconcile their own artistic ambitions with the expectations of their environment, thus revealing universal traits of the feminine struggle for self-expression across cultural borders and language barriers.’