6 Inspiring and Empowering Books for International Women’s Day
Celebrating International Women’s Day doesn’t need to be about political or public gestures. You can do it in your own personal way by just reading a great book by a female author. While women-centric, these titles are not just for women but for anyone who is looking to broaden their understanding on feminine themes and contributions. You can also get others involved and host a book club at your work or community center. Try one of these bestsellers for your International Women’s Day reading:
1) Girl Up by Laura Bates, who has written a hilarious, jaunty and a bold book. This empowering survival guide provides a no-nonsense advice on social media, mental health, and sexism that young women face in their everyday life. 2) Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke. In this collection of award-winning stories, the Melbourne writer has given a voice to the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. These stories add complexity to racial and cultural stereotypes and explore a wide range of human experiences. This is contemporary fiction at its finest.
3) Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History by Bridget Quinn. Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. The author delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty,
educational, and an enjoyable read. This is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover and reader. 4) The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah. An albino woman languishes on death row in Zimbabwe’s Chikurubi prison, convicted of murdering a wealthy white man, Lloyd, her adopted father. It’s through tiny details that Petina Gappah grapples with the grand themes of fate and free will, love and loss, the collision of tradition and modernity, the impact of politics on the personal. Yet withholding details also creates a thriller-like suspense. 5) Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. A short story collection about the challenges facing women in modern America. The book explores being a feminist while loving things that could seem at odds with feminist ideology. The essays cover topics from Sweet Valley High to Scrabble to race and privilege. 6) Women Who Read are Dangerous by Stefan Bollmann. A novel set in 1930s Korea and Japan, detailing the struggles of a family in poverty. As the book’s provocative title indicates, a woman reading was once viewed as radical. In chapters, such as “Intimate Moments” and “The Search for Oneself,” Bollmann profiles how a woman with a book was once seen as idle or suspect and how women have gained autonomy through reading over the years. These are some of the books that celebrate women as the multi-dimensional, powerful people. So grab one of these books that celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while still recognizing the need for better opportunities, more resources, and greater quality. Buynuse.com is a fun, exciting and a safer way to discover, share and shop new and used products nearby. The free social classified platform brings people together to buy, sell and connect with their local community.
Published on Mar 8, 2018
Published on Mar 8, 2018
Celebrating International Women’s Day doesn’t need to be about political or public gestures. You can do it in your own personal way by just...