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.
Benjamin Law’s Gaysia is an absorbing read filled with quirky humour and informative facts about the diverse queer culture in Southeast Asia.
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.
Starting in a non-discreet village of the then-East-Pakistan, Not Just Another Story takes us through the story of three generations of women with a riveting climax that ends in Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
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.
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.