Friday, 30 October 2009

A Challenge: Woman Unbound (Nov 2009 - Nov 2010)


This is going to be one of the 6 challenges that I'm going to join for 2010, in fact this is the first one!

Women Unbound is a challenge to read books about women's studies, the books can be fiction or non fiction. Pop over to the challenge blog or to Eva's blog to get the full details and to see examples of the books which could be read for this challenge.
I've decided to participate at the higest level as a Suffragette: read at least eight books, including at least three nonfiction ones.

I'm not picking a reading list at the moment as I always end up changing it. But as I had a thing about feminist takes on literature during my degree (and ended up being banned from writing anymore essays analysing books from a feminist angle) I may be picking up some books linked to that, I'd also like to read books about women who have gained power against the odds or in male dominated areas, and some which are set in other cultures. I'm not sure which fiction I'll read at all but I'm sure I'll fine plenty of suggestions from other people's reviews.

I'll be starting with Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi by Katherine Frank as soon as I have finished my current Non-Fiction read.

Books read:
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse, ed. Jill Dawson
Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep, Siba Shakib
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

5 comments:

Care said...

BANNED?! good for you. I look forward to your thoughts on the books you choose.

Eva said...

Thanks for joining! And as a suffragette! :D

writergal said...

wow. I'm sure you'll come up with some good ideas.

Jade said...

You were banned from writing more from that angle? That's awesome! - I mean, not that you were banned, but that you developed it so much. It sucks that they banned you...maybe this will reinvoke your interest?

katrina said...

This will certainly make me more aware of all the stuff I used to know. I have to say that my feminist ideas have mellowed a lot since I was 20 but I'm way more independent than I was then, I have to be I have lived alone for 5 years and learnt tons of stuff I relied on a bf for then