Download E-books Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan PDF

By Zarghuna Kargar

"A strong choice of stories that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan girls. a frequently emotional and now and then painful learn, this ebook is finally a poignant occasion of human resilience below unbelievable duress. " —KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling writer of The Kite Runner


"I am deeply touched via those stories...Dear Zari might be learn through someone who cares and desires to grasp approximately Asia and Asian women." —XINRAN


"All the tales in Dear Zari illustrate the agony attributable to deeply ingrained Afghan traditions. yet [the women's} bravery and resilience shines via and Kargar touchingly finds how listening to others' lifestyles tales ultimately gave her the braveness to proportion her personal. " —The Independent


Moving, enlightening, and heartbreaking, Dear Zari provides voice to the key lives of Afghan girls. For the 1st time, Dear Zari permits those ladies to inform their tales of their personal phrases: from the kid bride given as fee to finish of a kinfolk feud, to a existence spent in a dismal, dusty room weaving carpets, from a tender lady being mentioned as a boy, to a lady residing as a widow kept away from via society.


Intimate, emotional, painful and uplifting, those tales discover the anguish and energy of ladies during this deeply spiritual and very conventional society, and convey how their braveness is an idea to girls everywhere.

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Download E-books Season of the Dragonflies: A Novel PDF

By Sarah Creech

As beguiling because the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a narrative of plant life, sisters, functional magic, outdated secrets and techniques, and new love, set within the Blue Ridge Mountains.

For generations, the Lenore girls have synthetic a body spray not like the other, and protected the original and mysterious components. Their perfumery, hidden within the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one specific elixir that secretly sells for thousands of bucks to the world’s such a lot powerful—movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs. The Lenore’s signature body spray is absolutely the main to their success.

Willow, the coolly dependent Lenore family members matriarch, is the brains at the back of the corporate. Her beautiful, golden-haired daughter Mya is its middle. Like her foremothers, she will be able to “read” scents and envision their strength. Willow’s more youthful daughter, dark-haired, soulful Lucia, claims no magical contact, nor does she wish any a part of the kin company. She left the mountains years in the past to make her personal method. yet hassle is brewing. Willow is experiencing unusual spells of forgetfulness. Mya is plotting a coup. a shopper is threatening blackmail. And such a lot ominously, the original plant life utilized in their body spray are dying.

Whoever can keep the corporate will inherit it. although Mya is the most obvious selection, Lucia has all started displaying symptoms of her personal precise skills. And her go back to the mountains—heralded through a swarm of blue dragonflies—may be the reply all of them need.

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Download E-books Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body PDF

By Sarah O'Leary Burningham

Being a lady is not effortless, and turning out to be up is way from a simple task. This time of transition is very complicated and not using a confidante to aid. Meet Sarah O'Leary Burningham, a real-life massive sister the following to teach preteens via all of life's monstrous moments, from first bras to first classes. packed with letters and testimonials from genuine girls—as good as confidence-boosting suggestion and myth-busting sidebars—this enjoyable, obtainable, and hugely visible e-book is a must have for each lady navigating her method throughout the preteen years.

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Download E-books A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power PDF

By Jimmy Carter

Within the hugely acclaimed bestselling A name to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s such a lot severe, pervasive, and overlooked violation of uncomplicated human rights: the continuing discrimination and violence opposed to girls and girls.

President Carter used to be inspired to put in writing this ebook via a large coalition of leaders of all faiths. His pressing document covers a procedure of discrimination that extends to each country. ladies are disadvantaged of equivalent chance in wealthier countries and “owned” via males in others, compelled to endure servitude, baby marriage, and genital slicing. the main susceptible and their teenagers are trapped in battle and violence.

A name to Action addresses the ache inflicted upon girls through a fake interpretation of rigorously chosen non secular texts and a transforming into tolerance of violence and war. Key verses are frequently passed over or quoted out of context via male non secular leaders to exalt the prestige of guys and exclude girls. And in countries that settle for or perhaps glorify violence, this perceived inequality turns into the foundation for abuse.

Carter attracts upon his personal reviews and the testimony of brave girls from all areas and all significant religions to illustrate that girls world wide, greater than 1/2 all people, are being denied equivalent rights. this is often an educated and passionate cost a couple of devastating impression on monetary prosperity and unconscionable human anguish. It impacts us all.

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Download E-books Woman's Identity and the Qur'an: A New Reading PDF

By Nimat Hafez Barazangi

An unique learn of the Qur'anic foundations of women’s identification and company, this e-book is a daring name to Muslim men and women to reread and reinterpret the Qur'an and to find inside its revelations an inherent confirmation of gender equality.
Barazangi asserts that Muslim girls were more often than not excluded from complete participation in Islamic society, and hence from complete and equivalent Islamic identification, basically as a result of patriarchal readings of the Qur'an and the whole variety of early Qur'anic literature. in response to her examine of the sacred textual content, she argues that Islamic better studying is a easy human correct, that girls have equivalent authority to take part within the interpretation of Islamic basic resources, and that girls will become aware of their simply position in society and their power as humans merely once they are concerned with the translation of the Qur'an.
       Barazangi deals a curricular framework for self-teaching that may arrange Muslim girls for an lively function in citizenship and policymaking in a pluralistic society via putting forward the self-identity of the Muslim girl as an self reliant religious and highbrow human being.

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Download E-books The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel (Springer Praxis Books) PDF

Taking notion from Siv Cedering’s poem within the kind of a fictional letter from Caroline Herschel that refers to “my lengthy, misplaced sisters, forgotten within the books that list our science”, this publication tells the lives of twenty-five girl scientists, with particular consciousness to astronomers and mathematicians. all the offered biographies is prepared as a type of "personal dossier" which units the biographee’s existence in its old context, files her major works, highlights a few curious evidence, and documents citations approximately her. the chosen figures are one of the so much consultant of this ignored global, together with such luminaries as Hypatia of Alexandra, Hildegard of Bingen, Elisabetha Hevelius, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. They span a interval of approximately 4000 years, from En HeduAnna, the Akkadian princess, who was once one of many first well-known woman astronomers, to the sunrise of the period of contemporary astronomy with Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville. The e-book can be of curiosity to all who desire to study extra concerning the ladies from antiquity to the 19th century who performed such key roles within the background of astronomy and technology regardless of dwelling and dealing in mostly male-dominated worlds.

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Download E-books Waking Beauty: A Novel PDF

By Elyse Friedman

What may you do if you happen to went to mattress grotesque, fats, and depressed and awakened the following morning within the physique of a goddess?
This is precisely the miracle that befalls Allison Penny, who has spent such a lot of her twenty-two years in this earth in a major hunch (to say the least).

Having lengthy given that given up on her lifestyles, Allison is caught in an condo with an evil sexpot roommate, trapped in a dysfunctional courting along with her alcoholic mom, and miserably operating as a cleansing woman to pay the money owed. Now, in fact, Allison wastes no time in test-driving her new appears, and she or he studies the entire energy and enjoyable that include being wonderful. males and modeling businesses are falling in all places her, and he or she ultimately has the con?dence to reside her existence with no attempting to disappear into the heritage. yet even for the gorgeous humans, issues can get complex, and shortly Allison unearths herself with an entire new set of problems.

Darkly hilarious, enticing, and whole of surprises, Waking Beauty is a modern day fairy story with an all-too-real ethical: irrespective of how a lot we hate to confess it, it’s what’s at the open air that counts.

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Download E-books Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color, Volumes 1-2 PDF

By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu

Ladies have had a fancy adventure in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its variety, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's reports point of view. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American ladies Writers presents biographical entries on greater than one hundred fifty literary figures, this publication is way broader in scope. integrated are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American girls writers, in addition to on male writers who've handled ladies of their works. Entries on genres, sessions, topics, characters, historic occasions, texts, areas, and different subject matters are integrated in addition. every one access is written through a professional contributor and relates its topic to the final adventure of ladies in African American literature. Entries cite works for additional examining, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, normal bibliography.

African American tradition is tremendously various, and the adventure of ladies in African American society is principally advanced. girls have been one of the first African American writers, and works by means of black ladies writers are well known between scholars and normal readers alike. whilst, African American ladies were oppressed, and texts through black male authors symbolize ladies in quite a few methods. the 1st of its sort, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's reports point of view, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural adventure via literary works.
Included are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written via quite a few specialist members. as well as overlaying female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses issues, significant works and characters, genres, sessions, historic occasions, areas, and different topics.

Included are entries on such authors as:

; Maya Angelou

; James Baldwin

; Frederick Douglass

; Nikki Giovanni

; June Jordan

; Claude McKay

; Ishmael Reed

; Sojourner Truth

; Phillis Wheatley

; and lots of others.

In addition, the numerous works mentioned include:

; Beloved

; Blanche at the Lam

; Iknow Why the Caged chook Sing

; The males of Brewster Place

; Quicksand

; The Street

; Waiting to Exhale

; and lots of more.

The many topical entries cover:

; Black Feminism

; Black Nationalism

; Conjuring

; Children's and younger grownup Literature

; Detective Fiction

; Epistolary Novel

; Motherhood

; Sexuality

; Spirituality

; Stereotypes

; and plenty of others.

Entries relate their subject matters to the adventure of African American girls and cite works for additional reading.

Features and Benefits:

; contains hundreds and hundreds of alphabetically prepared entries.

; attracts at the paintings of diverse specialist contributors.

; encompasses a chosen, common bibliography.

; deals more than a few discovering aids, similar to a listing of entries, a advisor to comparable themes, and an intensive index.

; helps the literature curriculum by means of supporting scholars examine significant writers and works.

; helps the social reports curriculum via aiding scholars use literature to appreciate the adventure of African American women.

; Covers the entire chronological diversity of African American literature.

; Fosters a admire for cultural diversity.

; Develops learn talents via directing scholars to extra resources of information.

; Builds bridges among African American heritage, literature, and Women's Studies.

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Download E-books My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies PDF

By Nancy Friday

While it first seemed, Nancy Friday's taboo-shattering bestseller "My mystery backyard" created a combined hurricane of shock and excitement. these girls who feared their erotic fantasies known as it pornographic. these girls who learn it well-known in its pages the hidden content material in their personal sexuality. extra outspoken and image than any e-book prior to its time, "My mystery backyard" speedy turned a vintage learn of woman sexuality. at the present time, a couple of million ladies hail this impressive examine as a groundbreaking publication -- a releasing strength including a brand new size to their sexual fantasies and lives.

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