Ain't I a Woman: Classic Poetry by Women from Around the World

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Contemporary Books, Sep 1, 1999 - Poetry - 264 pages
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Spanning the centuries from Sappho's Greece to modern South Africa, the voices of these women poets express themes of love, motherhood, injustice, loss, and racial and sexual oppression. The sequence of the poems moves from youth to old age, and they bear witness to the triumphs as well as the pain and frustration of women in many times and in many places. Among the poets whose work is included are Anna Akhmatova, Maya Angelou, Judith Kazantzis, Gabriela Mistral, Marge Piercy, Irina Ratushinskaya, and Alice Walker.

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Some great poetry about the stages and seasons of a woman's life. I liked the variety from around the world and through time. Read full review

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Illona Linthwaite has worked for many years in the theater as an actor and teacher, appearing throughout Britain and Europe in such companies as the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

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