Friday Reads

Every Friday I recommend a work of fiction or non-fiction written by a woman who has influenced and shaped my intersectional feminist perspective, with special emphasis on women of colour, women in translation, LGBTQIA women and women of different religions.

B

Beauvoir, Simone de The Woman Destroyed (1967)

C

Carter, Angela Nights at the Circus (1984)

D

Dermoût, Maria The Ten Thousand Things (1955)

E

El Feki, Shereen Sex and the Citadel: Intimate life in a changing Arab world (2013)

Ensler, Eve The Vagina Monologues (1996)

Estés, Clarissa Pinkola Women Who Run With The Wolves (1992)

F

Ferrante, Elena The Neapolitan Novels (2011-2014)

G

Goldman, Emma Living My Life (1931)

Gyasi Yaa Homegoing (2016)

H

Hulme, Keri The Bone People (1983)

K

Kaur, Rupi milk and honey (2014)

Kawakami, Hiromi The Nakano Thrift Shop (2005)

Kincaid, Jamaica Girl (1978)

L

Lahiri, Jhumpa The Lowland (2013)

M

McBride, Eimear A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing (2013)

P

Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar (1963)

S

Shamsie, Kamila A God In Every Stone (2014)

Smith, Zadie NW (2012)

T

Tartt, Donna The Secret History (1992)

Thomas, Angie The Hate U Give (2017)

W

Winterson, Jeanette Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985)

Y

Yanagihara, Hanya A Little Life (2015)

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