Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women
Paula Goldman, Hafsat Abiola
New World Library, 2006 - Social Science - 239 pages
From Nobel Prize candidates to rural goat farmers, the young women in this remarkable book represent 58 countries from virtually every region on earth. The women write about their lives and their families, and how the world they inhabit differs from the world of their mothers. Photographs, songs, poems, paintings, collages, and prose express the challenges they face child prostitution, AIDS, genital mutilation, hunger and poverty, oppressive religious and political regimes as well as their cultural strengths: a Russian woman refuses to become a mail-orer bride; Venezuelan painter Valentina Campos celebrates the close ties between grandmothers and granddaughters; poet Aya DeLeon fantasizes about a woman-run hip-hop industry; and Yoyin Sokefun of Nigeria explores the gulf between society's ideal beauty and womens self-images. Enlightening, inspiring, challenging, and funny, Imagining Ourselves demonstrates the power of each individual life, and the collective power women share.
15 pages matching asked in this book
Results 1-3 of 15
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Achinoam Nini album Alsana American Amina Amina Lawal Andrea Angelique Kidjo artist asked baby beautiful believe born child children and youths Colombia color create culture daughter DiFranco dream everything experience eyes father feel female friends Gentileza girl global grandmother Hafsat Abiola hair hip hop hope husband ideas Imagining Ourselves Internet Irie Karenna Gore Schiff kids Lauren Bush lives look Lorena Ochoa Maori Maria Marisa Monte married mother mulher never Nigeria Oksana Oksana Baiul organizations paintings parents peace percent Photo photographs political ran hip hop Reprinted with permission Rokia Traore Saint Petersburg Samad stories struggle talk tell things thirty traditional United Nations University violence voice woman women ran hip women today write young women Zadie Smith Zealand