Womxn of unheard voices and unsung praises are at the heart of Bernardine Evaristo’s 2019 Booker Prize-winning novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’.
Forsaken: An AIDS Memoir by Alexandre Bergamini, translated by Renuka George will take you through the marginalization and social stigmatization of seropositive homosexuals, and how it has semblances with contemporary India.
Baburao Bagul’s anthology Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti (When I Hid My Caste) that heralded a brave new voice in the Dalit literary sphere.
“Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development” written by Vandana Shiva, encompasses the understanding of ‘eco-feminism’ and its feminist interpretations.
With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State by Cathy Otten is an honest account of women surviving through the ISIS’s regime in Iraq.
Still, Step Up is a commendable effort and it can prove to be useful for working women. It serves as a guide for women to understand their own potentials.
Watercolours: A Story From Auschwitz, not only offers dates and facts and real life accounts but captures what mere court trials, investigations and even installations and artifacts couldn’t describe: the trauma and its notorious behaviour of never letting its host rest at peace.
There’s more to Kashmir than its natural beauty. And this other side or sides are well articulated in Sahba Husain’s Love, Loss, and Longing in Kashmir (Zubaan, 2019).
In “When The Goods Get Togeather”, Lucy Irigary talks about the commodification of sex in the corrupt institution of marriage where women are traded as objects; in context of Halfbreed all these prejudiced mechanisms operate within the framework of the colonial society.
Such is the nuance approach that Gopinath has take in Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora that has mobilized conceptual categories such as region, aesthetics and archives, which makes this book a must read.