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Winter Pasture - One Woman's Journey with China's Kazakh Herders (Hardcover): Li Juan Winter Pasture - One Woman's Journey with China's Kazakh Herders (Hardcover)
Li Juan
R617 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Winner of the People's Literature Award, WINTER PASTURE has been a bestselling book in China for several years. Li Juan has been widely lauded in the international literary community for her unique contribution to the narrative non-fiction genre. WINTER PASTURE is her crowning achievement, shattering the boundaries between nature writing and personal memoir. Li Juan and her mother own a small convenience store in the Altai Mountains in Northwestern China, where she writes about her life among grasslands and snowy peaks. To her neighbors' surprise, Li decides to join a family of Kazakh herders as they take their 30 boisterous camels, 500 sheep and over 100 cattle and horses to pasture for the winter. The so-called "winter pasture" occurs in a remote region that stretches from the Ulungur River to the Heavenly Mountains. As she journeys across the vast, seemingly endless sand dunes, she helps herd sheep, rides horses, chases after camels, builds an underground home using manure, gathers snow for water, and more. With a keen eye for the understated elegance of the natural world, and a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor, Li vividly captures both the extraordinary hardships and the ordinary preoccupations of the day-to-day of the men and women struggling to get by in this desolate landscape. Her companions include Cuma, the often drunk but mostly responsible father; his teenage daughter, Kama, who feels the burden of the world on her shoulders and dreams of going to college; his reticent wife, a paragon of decorum against all odds, who is simply known as "sister-in-law." In bringing this faraway world to English language readers here for the first time, Li creates an intimate bond with the rugged people, the remote places and the nomadic lifestyle. In the signature style that made her an international sensation, Li Juan transcends the travel memoir genre to deliver an indelible and immersive reading experience on every page.

The Quotable Amelia Earhart (Hardcover): Michele Wehrwein Albion The Quotable Amelia Earhart (Hardcover)
Michele Wehrwein Albion
R525 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R84 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

"Adventure is worth while in itself."-Amelia Earhart, 1932 A fearless pioneer and a record-breaking pilot, Amelia Earhart engaged the nation and the world when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Today people remember her most for her disappearance on the last leg of her round-the-world flight in 1937. But more than a record breaker or a ghost lost over the Pacific, Earhart was ambitious, driven, and strong at a time when all three of these traits were considered unfeminine. Earhart's words and her example encouraged women to step beyond the narrow confines of their traditional roles. The Quotable Amelia Earhart brings together statements from a variety of sources and covers a wide range of topics, including Earhart's flights and her opinions on politics, work, religion, and gender equality. This definitive resource provides a concise, documented collection of Earhart's quotations so that her words, as well as her achievements, may inspire a new generation.

I'm a Phoenix, Bitch (Paperback): Bryony Kimmings I'm a Phoenix, Bitch (Paperback)
Bryony Kimmings
R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Bryony Kimmings creates multi-platform art works which aim to provoke change. Through script and photographs this book documents the show I'm a Phoenix, Bitch, Kimmings' personal response to the trauma of having post-natal breakdown. In 2016, Bryony nearly drowned. Postnatal breakdowns, an imploding relationship and an extremely sick child left her sitting beneath the waves hoping she could slowly turn to shell. Two years later she was able to deal with life again, but wears the scars of that year like a dark and heavy cloak. Who do we become after trauma? How do we turn pain into power? How do we fly instead of drown? Bryony Kimmings returned to performance in 2018 with her first solo show in nearly a decade. A mythical legend performed straight from a heart still pulsing with pain. Combining personal stories with epic film, soundscapes and ethereal music, Bryony creates a powerful, dark and joyful work about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. "Bryony Kimmings' solo performance is acutely painful in places but it's actually an easy sell: this is an extraordinary piece of theatre. I'm a Phoenix, Bitch shows Kimmings is an artist of exceptional integrity, compassion, imagination and guts." (The Guardian) We will need new myths to survive the end of existence as we know it; for Bryony it is that of the invincible and fearless woman; a tale Bryony wishes she had known from birth.

The Big Hurt - A Memoir (Hardcover): Erika Schickel The Big Hurt - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Erika Schickel; Read by Erika Schickel
R587 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Speaking Out of Turn - Lorraine O'Grady and the Art of Language (Hardcover): Stephanie Sparling Williams Speaking Out of Turn - Lorraine O'Grady and the Art of Language (Hardcover)
Stephanie Sparling Williams
R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Speaking Out of Turn is the first monograph dedicated to the forty-year oeuvre of feminist conceptual artist Lorraine O'Grady. Examining O'Grady's use of language, both written and spoken, Stephanie Sparling Williams charts the artist's strategic use of direct address-the dialectic posture her art takes in relationship to its viewers-to trouble the field of vision and claim a voice in the late 1970s through the 1990s, when her voice was seen as "out of turn" in the art world. Speaking Out of Turn situates O'Grady's significant contributions within the history of American conceptualism and performance art while also attending to the work's heightened visibility in the contemporary moment, revealing both the marginalization of O'Grady in the past and an urgent need to revisit her art in the present.

An Impossible Marriage - What Our Mixed-Orientation Marriage Has Taught Us About Love and the Gospel (Paperback): Laurie Krieg,... An Impossible Marriage - What Our Mixed-Orientation Marriage Has Taught Us About Love and the Gospel (Paperback)
Laurie Krieg, Matt Krieg
R318 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R53 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

"People say our marriage is impossible." Laurie and Matt Krieg are in a mixed-orientation marriage: a marriage in which at least one partner's primary attraction isn't toward the gender of their spouse. In the Kriegs' case, Laurie is primarily attracted to women-and so is Matt. Some find the idea of mixed-orientation marriage bewildering or even offensive. But as the Kriegs have learned, nothing is impossible with God-and that's as true of their marriage as anyone else's. In An Impossible Marriage, the Kriegs tell their story: how they met and got married, the challenges and breakthroughs of their journey, and what they've learned about marriage along the way. Christianity teaches us that marriage is a picture of Jesus' love for the church-and that's just as true in a mixed-orientation marriage as in a straight one. With vulnerability and wisdom, this book lays out an engaging picture of marriage in all its pain and beauty. It's a picture that points us, over and over again, to the love and grace of Jesus-as marriage was always meant to do.

Difficult Women - A History of Feminism in 11 Fights (The Sunday Times Bestseller) (Paperback): Helen Lewis Difficult Women - A History of Feminism in 11 Fights (The Sunday Times Bestseller) (Paperback)
Helen Lewis 1
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Helen Lewis argues that feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It's time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women. In this book, you'll meet the working-class suffragettes who advocated bombings and arson; the princess who discovered why so many women were having bad sex; the pioneer of the refuge movement who became a men's rights activist; the 'striker in a sari' who terrified Margaret Thatcher; the wronged Victorian wife who definitely wasn't sleeping with the prime minister; and the lesbian politician who outraged the country. Taking the story up to the present with the twenty-first-century campaign for abortion services, Helen Lewis reveals the unvarnished - and unfinished - history of women's rights. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Difficult Women is a funny, fearless and sometimes shocking narrative history, which shows why the feminist movement has succeeded - and what it should do next. The battle is difficult, and we must be difficult too.

You Got Anything Stronger? - Stories (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Gabrielle Union You Got Anything Stronger? - Stories (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Gabrielle Union
R613 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R109 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
In and out of the Maasai Steppe (Paperback): Joy Stephens In and out of the Maasai Steppe (Paperback)
Joy Stephens
R295 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R41 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

In and out of the Maasai Steppe looks at the Maasai women in the Maasai Steppe of Tanzania. The book explores their current plight - threatened by climate change - in the light of colonial history and post-independence history of land seizures. The book documents the struggles of a group of women to develop new livelihood income through their traditional beadwork. Voices of the women are shared as they talk about how it feels to share their husband with many co-wives, and the book examines gender, their beliefs, social hierarchy, social changes and in particular the interface between the Maasai and colonials.

WOMXN: Sticks and Stones - Acrostics and Poems to Reclaim the Words that Have Hurt Us (Hardcover): Lexy Wren-Sillevis WOMXN: Sticks and Stones - Acrostics and Poems to Reclaim the Words that Have Hurt Us (Hardcover)
Lexy Wren-Sillevis
R300 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R60 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

"There are so many words, insults, labels and boxes for women to be packaged and packed off in. Often, but not always, they're words coined by men." Why that is, is a bigger conversation that is starting to be had by women everywhere. We're slowly, but oh-so-surely, making it clear that there is no man in womxn. We're writing him out and writing us back in, and we deserve a suffix all of our own that is free from patriarchal roots. So from here on in, we are WOMXN. Sticks and Stones is a powerful reclamation of the slurs and insults thrown at women for centuries. It's a righting of wrongs - a rewriting of sexist, belittling and shaming language. It's a tool for breaking free from the stereotypes and impossible standards used to confine women, transforming them into messages of resilience and resolve. And, most importantly, it's a rallying call for change, healing and empowerment. It takes the words, slurs, insults and labels that are used to diminish women every day and breaks them down and tears them apart. It transmutes and rewrites these words - sometimes with all of the pain they trigger, sometimes in the form of positive affirmations, mantras and poems - all told in acrostics. With their underlying meditative rhythms, these acrostics are also a remedy for healing wounds and empowering women to have the confidence to be their true selves. You can dip in and out, or read it cover to cover. You can come back to, and work through, any words that resonate with you. Lexy also offers clearing meditations at the back of the book to help you tackle the words that hurt you most, helping to remove them from your past, present and future. This title is illustrated by the hugely talented illustrator and print maker Margaux Carpentier. Margaux creates pictures using a symbolic language, so each piece has its own unique message for every individual. Her work is inspired by all the incredible colours of the world. She adapts her illustrations in 3D and large-scale murals, the most recent of which is currently on display in Brown Hart Gardens in Mayfair, London.

God Calls You Blessed - 180 Devotions and Prayers to Inspire Your Soul (Paperback): Rae Simons God Calls You Blessed - 180 Devotions and Prayers to Inspire Your Soul (Paperback)
Rae Simons
R281 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Nomography (Paperback): Eloy Fernandez Porta Nomography (Paperback)
Eloy Fernandez Porta; Translated by Ramsey McGlazer
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

What if the most joyful act was not to transgress a norm but to erect it? What if creativity consisted in enunciating a law under the pretext of violating it? And what if it turned out that you, who claim to prefer exceptions, only talk about them because they allow you to imagine the rules? This book proposes a provocative interpretation of the dynamic relationship between the normative and the transgressive. Combining sociology, biopolitics and satire, it offers a surprising theory of normative imagination as a cognitive mode characteristic of the era of emotional capitalism. Gender, fashion, artistic creation and surveillance are analyzed from the perspective of a regulatory drive, a continuously renovated and imperative push for normalcy that no longer comes from factual powers but from citizens themselves. These, united in a spontaneous popular court, armed with smartphones and driven by juridical compulsion, become the axis of societies of control. In this way the affective ways of constructing subjectivity are replaced by the distinctive pathology of our times, the name of the globalized game: normopathy for all.

Awesome Women Wordsearch - Puzzles Inspired by Women who Changed the World (Paperback): Sarah Jennings Awesome Women Wordsearch - Puzzles Inspired by Women who Changed the World (Paperback)
Sarah Jennings
R215 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R35 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Be: A No-Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Net Worth by Simply Being Yourself (Hardcover): Jessica Zweig Be: A No-Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Net Worth by Simply Being Yourself (Hardcover)
Jessica Zweig
R584 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R107 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Authenticity is the heart of any powerful brand. That's not news - authenticity has become the "it word" in marketing - but why do so many people find it so hard to put it into practice? Jessica Zweig has emerged as one of the few branding gurus who really gets authenticity: how to find it in yourself, how to show it to others, and most importantly, how to live it. In Be: A No-Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Net Worth by Simply Being Yourself, Zweig explores the myths about branding and gets straight into the heart of what really builds and sustains a personal brand platform: your unapologetic authenticity. "In these pages, you're going to learn why the most authentic people are also the most magnetic," she says. "You can and will become one of those people, too. Because actually, you already are. I'm just going to teach you how to uncover it step by step." The internet is the most powerful tool for connection in history - but if you have a business, a mission, or a dream, you have to be able to cut through the noise. "This book is about more than making money or getting your 15 minutes of fame," Zweig says. "This is for people who want to build a legacy by connecting with others, changing lives, and moving the world forward."

Threads - A Revealing Journey Leading to Truth and Wholeness (Paperback): Teri Ann Moyer Threads - A Revealing Journey Leading to Truth and Wholeness (Paperback)
Teri Ann Moyer
R322 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R48 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Tina, a highly successful business woman, traveled the world and had the job of her dreams. But inside she was being destroyed by sex, drugs, alcohol, and abusive relationships. She knew the key was her childhood. Her father had disappeared when she was only six and never returned. She was mistreated by those who were supposed to protect. By the time she was 35, more than 10 people close to her had died. But when God came into Tina's life, He relentlessly pursued her and started binding up the wounds deep within her heart. THREADS offers hope by revealing God's loving care even when His own try so hard to run away from Him. THREADS offers step-by-step help in how to escape the shackles and move on to successfully living for the Lord.

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women (Hardcover): Fanny M. Cheung, Diane F. Halpern The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women (Hardcover)
Fanny M. Cheung, Diane F. Halpern
R4,020 Discovery Miles 40 200 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

There is a growing knowledge base in understanding the differences and similarities between women and men, as well as the diversities among women and sexualities. Although genetic and biological characteristics define human beings conventionally as women and men, their experiences are contextualized in multiple dimensions in terms of gender, sexuality, class, age, ethnicity, and other social dimensions. Beyond the biological and genetic basis of gender differences, gender intersects with culture and other social locations which affect the socialization and development of women across their life span. This handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date resource to understand the intersectionality of gender differences, to dispel myths, and to examine gender-relevant as well as culturally relevant implications and appropriate interventions. Featuring a truly international mix of contributors, and incorporating cross-cultural research and comparative perspectives, this handbook will inform mainstream psychology of the international literature on the psychology of women and gender.

Mary Ball Washington - The Untold Story of George Washington's Mother (Paperback): Craig Shirley Mary Ball Washington - The Untold Story of George Washington's Mother (Paperback)
Craig Shirley
R381 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R56 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Men Who Hate Women - From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth about Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All (Hardcover):... Men Who Hate Women - From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth about Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All (Hardcover)
Laura Bates
R643 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R103 (16%) Ships in 1 work day
Averno (Paperback): Louise Gluck Averno (Paperback)
Louise Gluck
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

'Brilliant poems of complex, haunting power... Averno may be Gluck's masterpiece' The New York Times Book Review An acclaimed collection from the Nobel prize-winning poet This startlingly original reworking of the Persephone myth takes us to the icy shores of Averno, the crater lake regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. Here, the consolations of rebirth and renewal are eclipsed by the immediacy of loss - by a mother's possessive grief, an abducted girl's equivocal memories, a farmer's lament for a lost harvest. This chorus offers neither comfort nor solace but deepened understanding, its sorrow textured by the poet's luminous wit. Together, the poems of Averno swell to a staggeringly powerful lamentation, through which the reader glimpses the ecstasy of the inevitable, only to find it resisted by the insistent, impersonal presence of the Earth.

Rough - How violence has found its way into the bedroom and what we can do about it (Paperback): Rachel Thompson Rough - How violence has found its way into the bedroom and what we can do about it (Paperback)
Rachel Thompson
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

'2021's most important book about sex.' Stylist 'You need to read this.' Mashable A bad sexual experience. A grey area. Not rape but... A violation - these are the terms we use to describe the experiences we don't have words for. The way we talk about topics such as sex, consent, assault aren't fit for purpose. Rough is a revolutionary non-fiction work exploring the narratives of sexual violence that we don't talk about. Through powerful testimony from 50 women and non-binary people, this book shines a light on the sexual violence that takes place in our bedrooms and beyond, sometimes at the hands of people we know, trust, or even love. Rough investigates violations such as 'stealthing,' non-consensual choking, and non-consensual rough sex acts that our culture is only starting to recognise as sexual violence. The book explores the ways in which systems of oppression manifest in our sexual culture - from racist microaggressions, to fatphobic acts of aggression, and ableist dehumanising behaviour. An intersectional, sex-positive, kink-positive work, the book also examines how white supremacy, transphobia, biphobia, homophobia, and misogyny are driving forces behind sexual violence. Rough is an urgent, timely call for change to the systems that oppress us all. It's time for a societal shift. As individuals with agency within our sexual culture we have the power to remodel our behaviour and this book shows us how. Praise for Rough 'An incredible investigation into a frighteningly common part of our sexual experience; determined to give ownership back to those who have had their agency stolen from them.' Dr Fern Riddell 'Unflinching. Important, thought-provoking read.' Nataliya Deleva 'Rough speaks to how many women often feel after sexual encounters - violated but unsure of exactly why, and whether our feelings are valid. This book is excellent and demonstrating just how valid those feelings are, and how the cultures of violence within sex that have been normalised intersect with wider systems of patriarchy, racism and misogyny.' Adele Walton, founder of Humanitarian Hotgirl

Belonging Project, The (Paperback): Amberly Neese Belonging Project, The (Paperback)
Amberly Neese
R362 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Matricentric Feminism: Theory, Activism, Practice. the 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Andrea O'Reilly Matricentric Feminism: Theory, Activism, Practice. the 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Andrea O'Reilly
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The 2nd edition includes a new preface that considers how matricentric feminism in positioning mothering as a verb affords a gender-neutral understanding of motherwork and allows for an appreciation of how motherwork is deeply gendered and how this may be challenged and changed through empowered mothering The book argues that the category of mother is distinct from the category of woman, and that many of the problems mothers face are specific to women's role and identity as mothers. Indeed, mothers are oppressed under patriarchy as women and as mothers. Consequently, mothers need a feminism of their own, one that positions mothers' concerns as the starting point for a theory and politic of empowerment. O'Reilly terms this new mode of feminism matricentic feminism and the book explores how it is represented and experienced in theory, activism, and practice.

The Handmaid's Tale - the book that inspired the hit TV series (Paperback, Media tie-in): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale - the book that inspired the hit TV series (Paperback, Media tie-in)
Margaret Atwood 2
R241 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Go back to where it all began with the dystopian novel behind the award-winning TV series.

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford - her assigned name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire.

As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.

Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.

Opposing Patriarchy - Women and the Law in Action in Pre-Unification Italy (1815-1865) (Paperback): Sara Delmedico Opposing Patriarchy - Women and the Law in Action in Pre-Unification Italy (1815-1865) (Paperback)
Sara Delmedico
R1,033 Discovery Miles 10 330 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Brain Games - Great American Women Word Search (Spiral bound): Publications International Ltd, Brain Games Brain Games - Great American Women Word Search (Spiral bound)
Publications International Ltd, Brain Games
R313 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R37 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
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