The Death of Vivek Oji book opens with the death of its titular character, discovered at his mother’s doorstep; it then moves backward, walking readers through his life, from experiencing blackouts as a child to developing a close bond with his cousin Osita to helping us understand what has happened in his life to lead to his death. Entertainment • Feminism • The Latest. Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and draws on her experience of working there in the world in the hope to empower women. After Justine gives birth to her daughter, Reney, the book follows her to Texas, where she tries to figure out who she is when she’s not under the purview of her religious-fanatic mother and the community she was raised in. My favourites are The Constant Nymph, The Fool of the Family, Not in the Calendar, and Ladies of Lyndon. Life After Life is a Costa Award-winning story of alternative realities and reinvention. A month-by-month guide to the titles we loved this year, from novels to non-fiction to books for kids. A feat of true art and a lesson in all kinds of love. She has no job prospects until she’s invited to participate in the Lakewood Project, an insidious research study that will conveniently pay enough to cover the costs of her mother’s treatment. Feminism Assignment 2 (Q) Assess the contribution of feminism to an understanding of society (1,200-1,500). One weekend, however, proves to be a turning point for Wallace, one that helps him better navigate a whole new world. As the fields of history have expanded and democratized, overlooked stories from the past, especially of marginalized and underrepresented groups like women, have been brought to light. Evette Dionne is Bitch Media’s editor-in-chief. So here I have listed a mix of fiction and nonfiction books, illustrated novels, and comics that are full of Black feminist thought, critiques, storytelling and historical analysis. We said: Actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones’ debut novel is a witty and perceptive story of relationships laid bare when past lovers Kate and Callum meet by chance – 17 years after their failed romance. We said: A novella that could be classed as not-quite-erotica, Nin’s eloquent prose portrays a realistic look at a sexually liberated woman's experience of infidelity. Don't let the word "feminist" deter you—these books are required reading for anybody who believes in equality, freedom, and women's rights. White Teeth and The Autograph Man are some of my all-time favourite books. Sign up for the Weekly Reader: Maggie Krause has long had a complicated relationship with her mother, Iris, a woman who believed it was her right to openly express her disapproval about Krause’s sexuality. A commentary on the current state of feminism, Bad Feminist is one of Roxane Gay’s most engaging works to date. Incredibly witty, inspiring and extremely hilarious, Bad Feminist is a must-read for anyone looking to challenge the status quo in the 21st century. We said: Carter’s classic dark retellings of well-known fairy tales are both poetic and haunting, and have gone on to inspire a generation of both writers and readers. Woods’s masterpiece isn’t just about adding a magical element to the journey many people took to escape slavery, but also about how communities of Black people all around the world survived oppression. After the Civil War—when the Big House on the plantation land is burned down and all the enslaved people are free—Rue finds herself at a crossroads when a charismatic preacher arrives in town and is soon condemning her ancient practices and peddling Christianity instead. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir. In some ways, These Women feels like a true-crime episode come to life; in other ways, it feels solemn; after all, we already know that serial killers like the one hovering throughout this book often operate in communities where they know no one will care about the victims. We said: Stockett depicts an unjust world in 1962 Mississippi where Black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted with the family silver. We said: Historical fiction with a slight fantastical twist, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock evokes the class struggles of 18th Century London in a world of wealth, courtesans and high society. Novelist Julia Alvarez (born 1950), in her novel In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), tells the story of the historic Mirabal sisters and their resistance to Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. Darling Rose Gold follows Patty Watts, recently released from prison after serving a five-year sentence for purposely sickening her daughter, Rose Gold, for 18 years. 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