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Women and Leadership - Lessons from some of the world's most powerful women (Paperback): Julia Gillard, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Women and Leadership - Lessons from some of the world's most powerful women (Paperback)
Julia Gillard, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For readers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sheryl Sandberg and Mary Beard, Women and Leadership is a powerful call to arms about the lack of women at the top. 'Who better qualified to delve into this topic?' Business Life _______________ Women make up less than 10 per cent of national leaders. Behind this statistic lies a pattern of unequal access to power. Drawing on current research and in conversation with some of the world's most powerful and interesting women about their lived experience, Gillard and Okonjo-Iweala explore gender bias and ask how we get more women into leadership roles. Speaking honestly and freely, women leaders such as Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Bachelet and Theresa May talk about their ideas receiving less acknowledgement than their male colleagues' ideas, what it's like to be body-shamed in the media, and the things they wish they had done differently. Their stories reveal how gender and sexism affect perceptions of women as leaders, their pathways to power and the circumstances in which their leadership comes to an end. The result is a rare insight into life as a leader and a powerful call to arms for women everywhere.

Sylvia Pankhurst - Sexual Politics and Political Activism (Paperback): Barbara Winslow Sylvia Pankhurst - Sexual Politics and Political Activism (Paperback)
Barbara Winslow
R434 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Along with her mother Emmeline, and her sister Christabel, Sylvia Pankhurst was one of the leading women's suffrage activists in early twentieth-century England, working with the militant Women's Social and Political Union. Unlike her family, however, who looked to parliament and spoke to elite and middle-class women's concerns, Sylvia consistently looked to working women and the labour movement as central to her feminist politics. In this illuminating political biography, feminist historian Barbara Winslow recovers Sylvia Pankhurst's life and work for a new generation of socialists and feminists. From Pankhurst's organizing with immigrant and working women in London's East End to her revolutionary communism and growing internationalism and anti-fascism, Winslow gives us the story of a brilliantly inspiring unorthodox feminist and unorthodox socialist. With a preface from internationally recognized socialist feminist historian and activist, Sheila Rowbotham.

The Puppy No One Wanted - The Little Dog Desperate for a Home to Call His Own (Paperback): Barby Keel The Puppy No One Wanted - The Little Dog Desperate for a Home to Call His Own (Paperback)
Barby Keel
R320 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R48 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Me Project - 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted (Paperback): Kathi Lipp The Me Project - 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted (Paperback)
Kathi Lipp
R306 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R45 (15%) In stock

Most women in the midst of careers, marriage, raising children, and caring for parents set their personal goals aside. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in their hearts. Kathi Lipp's warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor will motivate women to take daily steps toward bringing purpose back into their lives and give them the confidence they can do it in spite of busy schedules.

A woman who reads and applies The Me Project will

  • discover the unique plan God has for her life and her role as a wife, mother, worker, or volunteer
  • gather a community of like-minded women who want to make their goals a priority
  • change her attitudes toward her roles in life, as well as how she approaches her personal goals

This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving their goals each day for three weeks, bringing a sense of vitality and exhilaration back into their lives.

Theology of Home II - The Spiritual Art of Homemaking (Hardcover): Carrie Gress, Noelle Mering Theology of Home II - The Spiritual Art of Homemaking (Hardcover)
Carrie Gress, Noelle Mering
R751 R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Save R125 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mango Rash - Coming of Age in the Land of Frangipani and Fanta (Paperback): Nan Sanders Pokerwinski Mango Rash - Coming of Age in the Land of Frangipani and Fanta (Paperback)
Nan Sanders Pokerwinski
R322 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R43 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Picturing Political Power - Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement (Paperback): Allison K Lange Picturing Political Power - Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement (Paperback)
Allison K Lange
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

For as long as women have battled for equitable political representation in America, those battles have been defined by images-whether illustrations, engravings, photographs, or colorful chromolithograph posters. Some of these pictures have been flattering, many have been condescending, and others downright incendiary. They have drawn upon prevailing cultural ideas of women's perceived roles and abilities and often have been circulated with pointedly political objectives. Picturing Political Power offers perhaps the most comprehensive analysis yet of the connection between images, gender, and power. In this examination of the fights that led to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Allison K. Lange explores how suffragists pioneered one of the first extensive visual campaigns in modern American history. She shows how pictures, from early engravings and photographs to colorful posters, proved central to suffragists' efforts to change expectations for women, fighting back against the accepted norms of their times. In seeking to transform notions of womanhood and win the right to vote, white suffragists emphasized the compatibility of voting and motherhood, while Sojourner Truth and other leading suffragists of color employed pictures to secure respect and authority. Picturing Political Power demonstrates the centrality of visual politics to American women's campaigns throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, revealing the power of images to change history.

The Pink Line - The World's Queer Frontiers (Paperback, Main): Mark Gevisser The Pink Line - The World's Queer Frontiers (Paperback, Main)
Mark Gevisser
R299 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R46 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Guardian's Best Paperback of the Month ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S and FINANCIAL TIMES' BOOKS OF 2020 'In intimate, often tender prose, Gevisser brings to life the complex movement for queer civil rights and the many people on whom it bears.' Colm Toibin, Guardian 'Powerful... meticulously researched' Andrew McMillan, Observer Book of the Week Six years in the making, The Pink Line follows protagonists from nine countries all over the globe to tell the story of how LGBTQ+ Rights became one of the world's new human rights frontiers in the second decade of the twenty-first century. From refugees in South Africa to activists in Egypt, transgender women in Russia and transitioning teens in the American Mid-West, The Pink Line folds intimate and deeply affecting stories of individuals, families and communities into a definitive account of how the world has changed, so dramatically, in just a decade. And in doing so he reveals a troubling new equation that has come in to play: while same-sex marriage and gender transition are now celebrated in some parts of the world, laws to criminalise homosexuality and gender non-conformity have been strengthened in others. In a work of great scope and wonderful storytelling, this is the groundbreaking, definitive account of how issues of sexuality and gender identity divide and unite the world today.

Women Don't Owe You Pretty (Paperback): Florence Given Women Don't Owe You Pretty (Paperback)
Florence Given
R376 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R48 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Embracing Your Second Calling - Find Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life: A Woman's Guide (Paperback, Revised):... Embracing Your Second Calling - Find Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life: A Woman's Guide (Paperback, Revised)
Dale Hanson Bourke
R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A woman's guide to the second half of life.

Do you ever wonder if the best of life is in the past? Are you longing for more passion and purpose in the second half of your life? Take a deep breath and prepare for a great adventure as Dale Hanson Bourke resoundingly affirms that midlife is a time for reflection but also a time for action. In "Embracing Your Second Calling," she challenges women to respond to God's call specifically for this season of life and offers practical ideas for finding new meaning.

Bourke's vulnerability and story-driven approach offers essential principles and specific suggestions as well as interactive elements including:

  • Questions for reflection and going deeper
  • Ideas on how to become more involved
  • Prayers for wisdom and commitment
  • Action steps for moving forward

For women searching for God's purpose and passion in middle age and beyond this book offers an inspirational road map to meaning and adventure.

Jude Bible Study Book (Paperback): Jackie Hill-Perry Jude Bible Study Book (Paperback)
Jackie Hill-Perry
R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Why Men Win at Work - ...and How We Can Make Inequality History (Hardcover): Gill Whitty-Collins Why Men Win at Work - ...and How We Can Make Inequality History (Hardcover)
Gill Whitty-Collins
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'And then I saw it. And once I had seen it, I saw it everywhere. Why are men still winning at work? If women have equal leadership ability, why are they so under-represented at the top in business and society? Why are we still living in a man's world? And why do we accept it? In this provocative book, Gill Whitty-Collins looks beyond the facts and figures on gender bias and uncovers the invisible discrimination that continues to sabotage us in the workplace and limits our shared success. Addressing both men and women and pulling no punches, she sets out the psychology of gender diversity from the perspective of real personal experience and shares her powerful insights on how to tackle gender equality.

Queens of the Crusades - Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors (Hardcover): Alison Weir Queens of the Crusades - Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors (Hardcover)
Alison Weir
R664 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R123 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Read the next volume in Alison Weir's magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Plantagenet queens of England played a role in some of the most dramatic events in our history. Crusading queens, queens in rebellion against their king, queen seductresses, learned queens, queens in battle, queens who enlivened England with the romantic culture of southern Europe - these determined women often broke through medieval constraints to exercise power and influence, for good and sometimes for ill. Alison Weir's ground-breaking history of the queens of medieval England now moves into a period of even higher drama, from 1154 to 1291: years of chivalry, dynastic ambition, conflict with the church, baronial wars, and the all-pervading bonds of feudalism. We see events such as the murder of Becket, Magna Carta and the birth of parliaments from a new perspective. Her narrative begins with the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Henry II establishes a dynasty which rules for over three hundred years and creates the most powerful empire in western Christendom - but also sows the seeds for some of the most destructive family conflicts in history and for the collapse, under her son King John, of England's power in Europe. The lives of Eleanor's successors were just as remarkable: Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard the Lionheart, Isabella of Angouleme, queen of John, and Alienor of Provence, queen of Henry III, and finally Eleanor of Castile, the grasping but beloved wife of Edward I. Through the story of these first five Plantagenet queens, Alison Weir provides an enthralling new perspective on a dramatic period of high romance and sometimes low politics, with determined women at its heart. 'Fascinating.' Tracy Borman, Daily Express

My Rock 'n' Roll Friend (Hardcover, Main): Tracey Thorn My Rock 'n' Roll Friend (Hardcover, Main)
Tracey Thorn
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Entertaining, affectionate and righteous' Guardian 'Says so much about being a woman' Cosey Fanni Tutti In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey's music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a relationship cemented by gossip and feminism, books and gigs and rock 'n' roll love affairs. Morrison - a headstrong heroine blazing her way through a male-dominated industry - came to be a kind of mentor to Thorn. They shared the joy and the struggle of being women in a band, trying to outwit and face down a chauvinist music media. In My Rock 'n' Roll Friend Thorn takes stock of thirty-seven years of friendship, teasing out the details of connection and affection between two women who seem to be either complete opposites or mirror images of each other. This important book asks what people see, who does the looking, and ultimately who writes women out of - and back into - history.

Help! I'm Addicted - A TRANS Girl's Self-Discovery and Recovery (Paperback): Rhyannon Styles Help! I'm Addicted - A TRANS Girl's Self-Discovery and Recovery (Paperback)
Rhyannon Styles
R380 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

My name is Rhyannon, and I'm an addict. In 2012, Rhyannon Styles began her gender transition, and attended her first 12-Step meeting - beginning two journeys which changed the course of her life. Using her personal narrative as a springboard for exploring addiction, recovery and LGBTQ+ mental health, Rhyannon writes with searing honesty about the complexity of her experiences. The book spans a range of addictions including alcohol, food, sex and relationships, the internet and narcotics, and highlights the ways in which addiction and the transition process can overlap. A first-of-its kind narrative, and a powerful account of recovery, this book offers advice, hope and support for those struggling with addiction in its many forms.

The Cambridge Companion to Sappho (Paperback): P. J. Finglass, Adrian Kelly The Cambridge Companion to Sappho (Paperback)
P. J. Finglass, Adrian Kelly
R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

No ancient poet has a wider following today than Sappho; her status as the most famous woman poet from Greco-Roman antiquity, and as one of the most prominent lesbian voices in history, has ensured a continuing fascination with her work down the centuries. The Cambridge Companion to Sappho provides an up-to-date survey of this remarkable, inspiring, and mysterious Greek writer, whose poetic corpus has been significantly expanded in recent years thanks to the discovery of new papyrus sources. Containing an introduction, prologue and thirty-three chapters, the book examines Sappho's historical, social, and literary contexts, the nature of her poetic achievement, the transmission, loss, and rediscovery of her poetry, and the reception of that poetry in cultures far removed from ancient Greece, including Latin America, India, China, and Japan. All Greek is translated, making the volume accessible to everyone interested in one of the most significant creative artists of all time.

Inconceivable - My Life-Altering, Eye-Opening Journey from Infertility to Motherhood (Paperback): Alex Johnston Inconceivable - My Life-Altering, Eye-Opening Journey from Infertility to Motherhood (Paperback)
Alex Johnston
R349 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
God of Deliverance Bible Study Book (Paperback): Jen Wilkin God of Deliverance Bible Study Book (Paperback)
Jen Wilkin
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
October Child (Paperback): Linda Bostroem Knausgard October Child (Paperback)
Linda Bostroem Knausgard; Translated by Saskia Vogel
R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From 2013 to 2017, Linda Bostroem Knausgard was periodically confined to a psychiatric ward and subjected to electroconvulsive therapy, resulting in the loss of memories. This is the story of her struggle against mental illness and isolation "(Bostroem Knausgard's) first openly autobiographical book becomes an act of self-examination powerful enough to match if not surpass those of her ex-husband's."--The Guardian From 2013 to 2017, Linda Bostroem Knausgard was periodically interned in a psychiatric ward where she was subjected to electroconvulsive therapy. As the treatments at this "factory" progressed, the writer's memories began to disappear. What good is a writer without her memory? This book, based on the author's experiences, is an eloquent and profound attempt to hold on to the past, to create a story, to make sense, and to keep alive ties to family, friends, and even oneself. Moments from childhood, youth, marriage, parenting, and divorce flicker across the pages of October Child. This is the story of one woman's struggle against mental illness and isolation. It is a raw testimony of how writing can preserve and heal.

Thinking Art - Materialisms, Labours, Forms (Paperback): Peter Osborne Thinking Art - Materialisms, Labours, Forms (Paperback)
Peter Osborne
R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Ordered estates - Welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld (Paperback): Andrew M.C. Hartnack Ordered estates - Welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld (Paperback)
Andrew M.C. Hartnack
R195 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R27 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

There is a growing body of work on white farmers in Zimbabwe. Yet the role played by white women - so-called `farmers' wives' - on commercial farms has been almost completely ignored, if not forgotten. For all the public role and overt power ascribed to white male farmers, their wives played an equally important, although often more subtle, role in power and labour relations on white commercial farms. This `soft power' took the form of maternalistic welfare initiatives such as clinics, schools, orphan programmes and women's clubs, most overseen by a `farmer's wife'. Before and after Zimbabwe's 1980 independence these played an important role in attracting and keeping farm labourers, and governing their behaviour. After independence they also became crucial to the way white farmers justified their continued ownership of most of Zimbabwe's prime farmland. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the role that farm welfare initiatives played in Zimbabwe's agrarian history. Having assessed what implications such endeavours had for the position and well-being of farmworkers before the onset of `fast-track' land reform in the year 2000, Hartnack examines in vivid ethnographic detail the impact that the farm seizures had on the lives of farmworkers and the welfare programmes which had previously attempted to improve their lot.

The Transgender Issue - An Argument for Justice (Hardcover): Shon Faye The Transgender Issue - An Argument for Justice (Hardcover)
Shon Faye
R475 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R96 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Few books are as urgent as Shon Faye's debut ... Faye has hope for the future - and maybe so should we' Independent 'Unsparing, important and weighty ... a vitally needed antidote' Observer 'A moving and impressively comprehensive overview of trans life' Vogue Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than one per cent of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarized 'debate' which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice. In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond. The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalized people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us. 'Fundamentally not a culture-war book. It operates outside the narrow coverage of trans people in the mainstream, and lays bare the inarguable facts' New Statesman 'Monumental and utterly convincing - crystal clear in its understanding of how the world should be' Judith Butler

Beautiful in God's Eyes - The Treasures of the Proverbs 31 Woman (Paperback): Elizabeth George Beautiful in God's Eyes - The Treasures of the Proverbs 31 Woman (Paperback)
Elizabeth George
R270 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R48 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Beauty is more than skin deep - it starts in the heart and works outward.

Exploring the timeless wisdom of Proverbs 31, Bible teacher Elizabeth George reveals how you can become a woman of true beauty—a woman who desires to honor God in all that she says and does. Beautiful in God's Eyes helps you make each day immensely meaningful as you delight in God and discover how to...

- experience instant progress toward personal goals

- manage daily life more effectively

- tap into unlimited energy

- apply biblical principles to enhance relationships

- move from the ordinary to the extraordinary

You can experience a richer, more exciting spiritual walk as you embrace God's design for true beauty in your life.

Inge's War - A German Woman's Story of Family, Secrets, and Survival Under Hitler (Paperback): Svenja O'donnell Inge's War - A German Woman's Story of Family, Secrets, and Survival Under Hitler (Paperback)
Svenja O'donnell
R349 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R51 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"An extraordinary saga." -David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon The mesmerizing account of a granddaughter's search for a World War II family history hidden for sixty years Growing up in Paris as the daughter of a German mother and an Irish father, Svenja O'Donnell knew little of her family's German past. All she knew was that her great-grandparents, grandmother, and mother had fled their home city of Koenigsberg near the end of World War II, never to return. But everything changed when O'Donnell traveled to the city-now known as Kaliningrad, and a part of Russia-and called her grandmother, who uncharacteristically burst into tears. "I have so much to tell you," Inge said. In this transporting and illuminating book, the award-winning journalist vividly reconstructs the story of Inge's life from the rise of the Nazis through the brutal postwar years, from falling in love with a man who was sent to the Eastern Front just after she became pregnant with his child, to spearheading her family's flight as the Red Army closed in, her young daughter in tow. Ultimately, O'Donnell uncovers the act of violence that separated Inge from the man she loved; a terrible secret hidden for more than six decades. A captivating World War II saga, Inge's War is also a powerful reckoning with the meaning of German identity and inherited trauma. In retracing her grandmother's footsteps, O'Donnell not only discovers the remarkable story of a woman caught in the gears of history, but also comes face-to-face with her family's legacy of neutrality and inaction-and offers a rare glimpse into a reality too long buried by silence and shame.

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers - A Memoir (Paperback): Jenn Shapland My Autobiography of Carson McCullers - A Memoir (Paperback)
Jenn Shapland
R344 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R51 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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