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  • THE RED WORD

    As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry particularly at Gamma Beta Chi. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists, she gets a crash course in the state of feminist activism on campus. The frat known as GBC is notorious, she learns, nicknames, Gang Bang Central and a prominent contributor to a list of rapists compiled by female students. Despite continuing to party there and dating one of the brothers, Karen is equally seduced by the intellectual stimulation and indomitable spirit of the Raghurst women, who surprise her by wanting her as a housemate and recruiting her into the upper-level class of a charismatic feminist mythology scholar they all adore. As Karen finds herself caught between two increasingly polarized camps, ringleader housemate Dyann believes she has hit on the perfect way to expose and bring down the fraternity as a symbol of rape culture but the war between the houses will exact a terrible price.

    ISBN: 9781770414242

    AUTHOR: SARAH HENSTRA
    ISBN: 9781770414242
    Publisher: ECW PRESS
    Author: SARAH HENSTRA

     1,995
  • EAT PRAY LOVE

    A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.
    ISBN: 9781408873007
    AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GILBERT
    ISBN: 9781408873007
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PRESS
    Subtitle: ONE WOMEN’S SEARCH FOE EVERYTHING
    Author: ELIZABETH GILBERT

     1,495
  • THE NUMBER ONE RULE FOR GIRLS

    New comedy drama from the acclaimed author of Me & Mr J Daisy knows a thing or two about love and romance. She’s surrounded by it – in fact, there’s no escape! Not only are her parents childhood sweethearts turned soulmates, they also run the very successful wedding agency ‘Something Borrowed’, helping couples to tie the knot in whatever frilly, quirky, tasteful, outrageous way they choose. So it’s no surprise that Daisy has a pretty clear vision of how her life with boyfriend Matt is going to pan out. There’s one major …
    ISBN: 9781405273459
    AUTHOR: RACHEL MCINTYRE
    ISBN: 9781405273459
    Publisher: ELECTRIC MONKEY
    Subtitle:
    Author: RACHEL MCINTYRE

     1,495
  • REAL WOMEN, REAL LEADERS

    In Real Women, Real Leadership, twenty-four women leaders describe their personal journeys to the top, providing deep insight and a fascinating perspective on ‘making it’ as a woman in the male-dominated business environment. They discuss their experiences and offer guidance on topics such as balancing family and career, building alliances, mentoring and being mentored, and overcoming obstacles in the business world which is still dominated by men in the senior levels of management. Drawn from a range of industries including higher education, technology, law, the military, politics, the media, and more, these stories provide the details that every ambitious woman needs to know. You’ll learn which skills, attributes, and relationships served these women best, how they overcame the obstacles thrown into their paths, and the people they credit as instrumental along the way.
    ISBN: 9781119061380
    Publisher: WILEY
    Subtitle: SURVIVING AND SUCCEEDING IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
    Author: PRISCILLA SHUMWAY

     3,495
  • SIDEWAYS TO THE TOP

    Do women lead differently than men? Are they inherently more nurturing? Do women rely on the “women’s network”, and is there really a glass ceiling that needs breaking?

    Sideways To The Top is a unique, thought-provoking book that addresses these questions along with other long-standing assumptions about women. It chronicles the experiences of 11 women leaders some of whom are Australian icons who challenged the status quo and took alternative career pathways to the top.

    The book also features discussions on the realities and current issues facing women through conversations with and essays by experts in career transitions and gender differences. Sideways To The Top brings case studies and expert analysis together into a practical checklist and action plan to help women navigate their careers and achieve success.

    ISBN: 9781922129178

    AUTHOR: NORAH BREEKVELDT
    ISBN: 9781922129178
    Publisher: MELBOURNE BOOKS

     2,195
  • HEADSTRONG DAUGHTERS

    How would you feel, as a guest, about sitting in a suburban living room that is for women only? What if you wanted a baby but as a single woman could not have one outside of a marriage? Could you stay home to mourn a husband for four months and ten days?

    Headstrong Daughters takes us inside the lives of Muslim women in Australia today. They are working professionals, mothers, and students. At home they are finding ways to stay true to their faith as well as to themselves, navigating the expectations of their families and the traditions they brought with them to their new country. But things are not always what they seem. These candid, moving, and sometimes surprising stories reveal a side to Australian life that is little known and often misunderstood. Inspiring, warm, and determined, these women are the new face of Islam in Australia

    ISBN: 9781760293314

    AUTHOR : NADIA JAMAL
    ISBN: 9781760293314
    Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Subtitle: INSPIRING STORIES FROM THE NEW GENERATION OF AUSTRALIAN MUSLIM WOMEN
    Author: NADIA JAMAL

     2,295
  • HEART TANTRUMS AND BRAIN TUMOURS

    When Aisha Sarwari moved to America as a young woman, she set out to create her own identity and story. Born in Uganda, she had never lived in South Asia, yet struggled to reconcile the cultural expectation to be a ‘good Muslim girl’ with her desire for equality and acceptance.

    After she met Yasser, a Pakistani law student, they returned to their ancestral country and married. Little did they know that a brain tumour would become a near-lethal third wheel in their relationship. The cancer gnawed at Yasser’s personality, provoking aggressive outbursts. Was the illness still the explanation for his violence, or had it become an excuse? Aisha began to see their marriage within a bigger picture of an oppressive society, and of the tug between feminist principles and personal happiness.

    Between Africa, America and Pakistan, Heart Tantrums and Brain Tumours is a unique story of identity and belonging, misogyny and motherhood, patriarchy and partnership. Its searing honesty and political passion reveal one woman’s battle to redefine the rules by fighting for, and sometimes with, the man she loves.

    Author: Aisha Sarwari

    ISBN: 9781787388932
    ISBN: 9781787388932
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle: A TALE OF MISOGYNY, MARRIAGE AND MUSLIM FEMINISM
    Author: AISHA SARWARI

     4,495
  • BEYOND THE FIELDS

    Born to a poor, landless farmer in the month of the monsoon rains, twins Zara and Tara grow up amongst the fields of wheat and cotton in a remote village in Pakistan. During an afternoon spree of games, Tara is kidnapped from the fields and raped. All seems to be resolved after her parents accept an unexpected marriage proposal for their “dishonoured” daughter. But the nightmare resurfaces when a newspaper clipping emerges calling the union into question. Determined to rescue her twin, Zara embarks on a harrowing quest for justice, battling keepers of culture that uphold propriety above all else and braving the unknown dangers of an urban centre. Set in the early 1980s against the backdrop of martial law and social turmoil, Beyond the Fields is a riveting, timely look at the profound inequality, traditions that disempower women in our world and survival as a dance to the beat of a different future.

    Author: Aysha Baqir

    ISBN: 9789697161713
    ISBN: 9789697161713
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS

     995
  • TAPESTRY

    Tapestry traces the evolution of women’s struggles throughout Pakistan’s socio-political history. It brings to the younger generation the heritage of the brave women and their courageous movements as they fought against repression and social discrimination to achieve the rights and space we enjoy today. The book establishes the continuity of past struggles with those of today by building an understanding of their strategies as they evolved. The dominant strategic trends are referred to as ‘Strands’. Seven have been identified and analyzed to improve our understanding of the ways women have modified their use of collective agency to match the political environment. Tapestry presents Pakistan’s political history as the main context against which women’s collective actions and the resultant reforms are presented. Close-ups of individual women have been included to deepen the reader’s understanding of women’s’ lives and the resistance they faced. These vignettes complement the description of the larger trends with the realities faced by individuals on the ground. Although not a thorough documentation of all the women and their movements, this book serves to introduce how women of different eras in Pakistan’s history dealt with their own collective issues while building a base for the women of today.

    author:  Fouzia Saeed

    ISBN: 9789697160761
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS

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  • GENDER, SEXUALITY AND FEMINISM IN PAKISTANI URDU WRITING

    ‘This is an important, incisive book with great depth and range, which provides new insights into equality, gender and self in the pioneering work of Pakistani women poets including Ada Jafri, Zehra Nigah, Fahmida Riaz, Kishwar Naheed and Sara Shagufta, also placing them within the history of Urdu women’s poetry and progressive literature.’ -Muneeza Shamsie, Independent scholar
    In Gender, Sexuality and Feminism in Pakistani Urdu Writing, the author critically interrogates the construction of gender, community and nation in the work of progressive women poets. The book combines the study of nation and community through a close engagement with Urdu literary culture in the twentieth century and particularly the work of pioneering literary women. It argues that gender and sexuality become fixed signifiers in the trauma of partition and the formation of the post-partition Islamic nation. The story of literary women in Pakistan taking up the mantle of public poets thus has to be understood in relation to the history of reform, anti-colonial resistance and transnational Islamicate culture. The book examines the presence of feminist thought in the work of progressive women poets charting their interrogation of the clash between secular and sacred values and the increasing split between liberal and Islamic nationalism. The book suggests that through their writing and experiences, women have negotiated sacred and secular spaces to move beyond a community that is subservient to nationalist ideology.

    Author: Amina Yaqin

    ISBN: 97896978344577
    ISBN: 97896978344577
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: AMINA YAQIN

     1,395
  • ON THEIR OWN TERMS

    On Their Own Terms is an engaging introduction to the inner dynamics of women’s social movements in Pakistan. Pakistani women are often viewed as merely passive victims of heinous crimes. In this book, Dr Saeed shows how they can collectively assert their will to bring change in their own lives, and in the lives of others.

    The book provides details of four successful women’s movements since 2000: the provincial movements of the Punjab peasants and the Sindh sherfolk, and the nationwide movements of the lady health workers and AASHA, the movement against sexual harassment.

    On Their Own Terms enables readers to learn about the key players, their issues, their challenges, and the strategies they used. These cases have been written with two audiences in mind. First, the book is meant for the young activists of today. The author carefully documents these movements to provide lessons that can be incorporated into ongoing initiatives and has included stories of courageous women who make us proud. Second, the book is for the policymakers who need to understand the power of Pakistani women to lead social change on their own terms.

    Author: FOUZIA SAEED

    ISBN: 9780190702595
    ISBN: 9780190702595
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: FOUZIA SAEED

     915
  • JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI WOMEN IN PAKISTAN

    This book critically examines the feminization of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a major movement for Islamic renewal and reform in South Asia. Through an ethnographic and textual study of Jamaat women elected to local, provincial, and national bodies in Pakistan from 2002 to 2008, Jamal draws attention to the cultural-political forces that enabled these women to become influential within the party and in Pakistan’s major urban centers of Karachi and Lahore.

    Jamal situates Jamaat women within Islamic modernism without reifying them as either pious agents reacting to state- imposed modernization or gendered citizens who use Islam for class-based instrumental ends. Jamaat women are represented as subjects who move in many directions by acting against and through the discourses of Islamic tradition, cultural modernity, and modernization.

    ‘By nature of its innovative and original analysis of women members of the Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan, the book represents a crucial contribution to the field of Pakistan, Islam, and women’s studies.’

    Author: AMINA JAMAL

    ISBN: 9780199406999
    ISBN: 9780199406999
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: VANGUARD OF A NEW MODERNITY ?
    Author: AMINA JAMAL

     995
  • A REBEL AND HER CAUSE

    Author: RAKHSHANDA JALIL

    ISBN: 9780199401680
    ISBN: 9780199401680
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: The life and work of Rashid Jahan
    Author: RAKHSHANDA JALIL

     1,495
  • OF WOMEN AND SALT

    Five generations of women are linked by blood and circumstance, by the secrets they share, and by a single book passed down through a family, with an affirmation scrawled in its margins: ‘We are force. We are more than we think we are.’

    1866, Cuba: Isabel is the only woman employed at a cigar factory, where each day the workers find strength in daily readings of Victor Hugo. But these are dangerous political times, and as Maria begins to see marriage and motherhood as her only options, the sounds of war are approaching.

    1959, Cuba: Dolores watches her husband make for the mountains in answer to Fidel Castro’s call to arms. What Dolores knows, though, is that to survive, she must win her own war, and commit an act of violence that threatens to destroy her daughter Carmen’s world.

    2016, Miami: Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, is shocked when her daughter Jeanette announces her plans to travel to Cuba to see her grandmother Dolores. In the walls of her crumbling home lies a secret, one that will link Jeanette to her past, and to this fearless line of women.

    Author: GABRIELA GARCIA

    ISBN: 9781529031553
    ISBN: 9781529031553
    Publisher: PICADOR
    Subtitle:
    Author: GABRIELA GARCIA

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  • WOMEN AS SUBJECTSOUTH ASIAN HISTORIES


    ISBN: 0813915228
    Publisher: UNIVERSITIES PRESS OF VIRGINIA
    Subtitle: SOUTH ASIAN HISTORIES
    Author: NITA KUMAR

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  • GENDER & CATASTROPHE


    ISBN: 1856494462
    Publisher: ZED BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: RONIT LENTIN

     4,612
  • HUMAN SOCIETY


    ISBN: 8122903185
    Publisher: SURJEET PUBLICATION
    Subtitle:
    Author: KINGSLEY DAVIS

     910
  • THE MODERN MURASAKI


    ISBN: 0231137753
    Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: WRITING BY WOMEN OF MEIJI JAPAN
    Author: REBECCA L. COPELAND

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  • POSITIVE RISK


    ISBN: 0787982938
    Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
    Subtitle: HOW SMART WOMEN USE PASSION TO BREAK THROUGH THEIR FEARS
    Author: BARBARA STOKER

     6,347
  • FREEING THE SPIRIT


    ISBN: 0143100823
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE ICONIC WOMEN OF MODERN INDIA
    Author: MALVIKA SINGH

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