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CHALLENGES, 2014

CHALLENGES, 2014

 Books are linked to my reviews of them.  I will link others as I post reviews.  Starred items are ones that are my favorites.  Other books from these regions can be found on my book lists for challenges in previous years.

 

AFRICAN CHALLENGE, 2014

1.  Dilemma of a Ghost and Adwona, Ama Ata Aidoo.

2. *Distant View of a Minaret, Alifa Rifaat.

3.  Daughters who Walk the Path, Yejide Kilanko.

4.  In Dependence, Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

5. *Ancestor Stones, by Aminatta Forna.

6 *The Moor’s Account, by Laila Lalami.

7. *Kehinde, Buchi Emecheta.

8. *Zenzele A letter for My Daughter, by J. Nozipo Maraire.

9.  Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Laila Lalami.

10.Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe, Doreen Baingana.

11. On Black Sisters Street,  Chika Unigwe.

12. * July’s People, Nadine Gordimer.

 

Plan to read:

Women are Different,  Flora Nwapa.

H Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El Saadawi.

H Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

H Mother to Mother, by Sindiwe Magona.

 

Other possibilities:

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories, Ama Ata Aidoo.

Neighbours,  Lília Momplé.

Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night,  Sindiwe Magona.

 

 

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN WRITERS, 2014

1. *Rose Grower, Michelle de Krester.

2.  Love Like Water, Meme McDonald.

3.  A Handwritten Modern Classic, Fiona Moorhead

4.  Misogyny Re-loaded, Abigail Bray. 

5. *Mullumbimby, Melissa Lucashenko

6. *Curious Intimacy, Jessica White

7.  Listening to Country, Ros Morriety

8.  The Coral Battlefield, Judith Wright.

9. *Letters to the End of Love, Yvette Walker.

10. A Change of Skies. Yasmine Gooneratne.

11. My Beautiful Enemy, Cory Taylor .

12. Amy‘s Children, Olga Masters.

13. Swallow the Air,  Tara June Winch.

14. Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan.

 

Plan to Read:

H   Mud Map: Australian Women’s Experimental Writing.  Text Journal Special Issue 17

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, Clare Wright.  [Barnes and Noble ebook]

 

Possibilties:

Kitty’s War  by Janet Butler. [Barnes and Noble]

Toyo, Lily Chan.  [AMZ]

The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane.

 

 

SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN WRITERS

 1.  The Rose Grower, Michelle de Krester.

2.  Ladies Coupe, by Anita Nair.

3. *The Space between Us, Thrity Umrigar.

4.  Pink Sari RevolutionAmana Fontanella-Khan.

5.  A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Mahrani of Jaiper, Gayatri Devi.

6.  A Different Sky, Meira Chand.

7. A Far Horizon, Meira Chand.

8. *The Tutor of History, Manjushree Thapa

9. *The Story Hour, Thrity Umrigar.

10. Twelve Wife, by Indu Sundaresan.

11. My Temples, Too, Qurratulain Hyder.

12. A Change of Skies.  Yasmine Gooneratne.

13. The Weight of Heaven, Thrity Umigar

14. River of Fire, Qurratulain Hyder.

(Women of the Raj, Margaret Macmillan.   History by a British/Canadain woman.)

 

Plan to read:

H Leila’s Book, Alice Albinia.

H In Time of Siege, Githa Hariharan,

 

Other possibilities:

New South Asian Feminisms, by Srila Roy (Editor)

The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, Urvashi Butalia. [Elen]

Breast Stories, Mahasweta Devi.  [Elen] 

River of Fire, Qurratulain Hyder.

 

 

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