Americanah is driven by character rather than plot. Ifemelu is a Nigerian who emigrates to the United States to complete her college education. She goes on a journey to discover her individuality in a new culture, struggles to establish herself financially, and strives to make sense of her new found racial identity through a blog.
"The Creation of Patriarchy" by historian Gerda Lerner is a work of scholarship which was eight years in the making. In the book, in order to explain women's subordination Gerda puts it in a historical context.
Seeing Like a Feminist is not exclusively about the challenges faced by feminism in India; because this is a book on feminism, it belongs to the library of the global and intersectional movement of feminism that has no borders.
What were those stories/fairy-tales/fables we grew up reading? Those of the princesses as damsels in distress, waiting for the prince, or fairies, or frogs or whomsoever, but never having the agency to act on their own.
Ace against odds is the autobiography penned down by Sania with the help of her father and mentor Imran Mirza and sports journalist Shivani Gupta.
'Fence' by Ila Arab Mehta (translated by Rita Kothari) is a story of Fateema, her dreams and her belief in multiple possibilities.
Breast Stories is a collection of three stories authored by Mahasweta Devi, a feminist writer and activist. She is a Bengali leftist intellectual, whose writing is devoted to the struggles of tribal communities.
Reading works by feminist Muslim scholars, activists and artists has been a source of comfort and hope that certain community practices can be challenged and improved through faith-rooted efforts.
Books are meant to open up new ways of seeing, but gendered books shackle us into a world in which are forever constrained by stereotypes.
Picture a world where women are not allowed to read, vote, or have even a trace of individuality. Imagine the freedom gained by women, relatively recent in human history, lost in the blink of an eye.