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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 23 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera
    Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo - by Hayden Herrera

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781526605313 | ISBN 10: 1526605317

    Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left h ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
    A Small Place - by Jamaica Kincaid

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911547099 | ISBN 10: 1911547097

    With a new preface by the author.  ‘If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see...’   So begins Jamaica Kincaid’s powerful portrait of the damaged paradise that was her childhood home.  The island of Anti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean by Jennifer Browdy (Editor)
    Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean - by Jennifer Browdy (Editor)

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780807088197 | ISBN 10: 0807088196

    Essays on Latinx and Caribbean identity and on globalization by renowned women writers, including Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid.  Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean gathers the voices of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci
    Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life - by Vanna Vinci

    £19.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9783791383880 | ISBN 10: 3791383884

    The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful.   In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead
    The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington - by Joanna Moorhead

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349008776 | ISBN 10: 0349008779

    A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.   In 2006 journalist Joanna Moorhead discovered that her father's cousin, Prim, who had disappe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur
    Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture - by Gaiutra Bahadur

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849046602 | ISBN 10: 1849046603

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2014 In 1903 a Brahmin woman sailed from India to Guyana as a coolie, the name the British gave to the million indentured labourers they recruited for sugar plantations worldwide after slavery ended. The woman, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America by Dana Frank
    Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America - by Dana Frank

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465354 | ISBN 10: 1608465357

    Women banana workers have organized themselves and gained increasing control over their unions, their workplaces, and their lives.  Highly accessible and narrative in style, Bananeras recounts the history and growth of this vital movement and sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life Portraits: Frida Kahlo by Zena Alkayat, illustrated by Nina Cosford
    Life Portraits: Frida Kahlo - by Zena Alkayat, illustrated by Nina Cosford

    £12.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780711237162 | ISBN 10: 0711237166

    This beautifully illustrated biography follows Frida Kahlo's exceptional life and work, and celebrates the Mexican icon's immense legacy.  From a young age, Kahlo forged her own path, overcoming polio as a child, and stoically battling the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Compaeras: Zapatista Women
    Compaeras: Zapatista Women's Stories - by Hilary Klein

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781609805876 | ISBN 10: 1609805879

    Compaeras is the untold story of womens involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daught ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remembering Che: My Life with Che Guevara by Aleida March
    Remembering Che: My Life with Che Guevara - by Aleida March

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780987077936 | ISBN 10: 0987077937

    This is the story of a great legend and a great love. This is the story of a tenacious but loving woman, who lived through great danger and sorrow with incredible courage and the heart of a rebel.   Forty-five years after Ches assassination ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution by Vilma Espn, Asela de los Santos, and Yolanda Ferrer
    Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution - by Vilma Espn, Asela de los Santos, and Yolanda Ferrer

    £17.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604880366 | ISBN 10: 1604880368

    The social revolution that in 1959 brought down the bloody Batista dictatorship began in the streets of cities like Santiago de Cuba and the Rebel Armys liberated mountain zones of eastern Cuba. The unprecedented integration of women in the ranks an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt
    Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle - by Ingrid Betancourt

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844086139 | ISBN 10: 1844086135

    Ingrid Betancourt's story - her exemplary courage, spirit and resilience - has captured the world's imagination.   A politician and presidential candidate celebrated for her determination to combat the corruption and climate of fear endem ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Island That Dared: Journeys in Cuba by Dervla Murphy
    The Island That Dared: Journeys in Cuba - by Dervla Murphy

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906011468 | ISBN 10: 190601146x

    Take a three-generation family holiday in Cuba in the company of Dervla Murphy, her daughter and three young granddaughters and you have a Swallows and Amazon like adventure in the Caribean as they trek into the hills and along the coast as a family, ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison
    From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island - by Lorna Goodison

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781843549963 | ISBN 10: 1843549964

    'Throughout her life my mother lived in two places at once: Kingston, Jamaica, where she raised a family of nine children, and Harvey River, in the parish of Hanover, where she was born and grew up.' In lush, vivid prose textured with the cad ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rabbit House: A Childhood in Hiding by Laura Alcoba
    The Rabbit House: A Childhood in Hiding - by Laura Alcoba

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846271335 | ISBN 10: 1846271339

    Laura was 7 years old when her parents political sympathies began to draw the attention of the dictators regime. Before long, her father was imprisoned and Laura and her mother were forced to leave their apartment in the capital of Buenos Aires to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tania: Undercover With Che Guevara in Bolivia by Ulises Estrada
    Tania: Undercover With Che Guevara in Bolivia - by Ulises Estrada

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781876175436 | ISBN 10: 1876175435

    A gripping account of the extraordinary woman who fought and died alongside Che Guevara in Bolivia. Her lover Ulises Estrada provides a candid political biography of a passionate and intelligent young woman, fearlessly dedicated to the liberation of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paula by Isabel Allende
    Paula - by Isabel Allende

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780007205257 | ISBN 10: 0007205252

    In December 1991, Allende's daughter Paula, aged 26, fell gravely ill and sank into a coma.  This book started as a letter to Paula written during the hours spent at her bedside, and became a personal memoir and a testament to the ties that bind ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Invented Country: A Memoir by Isabel Allende
    My Invented Country: A Memoir - by Isabel Allende

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780007163106 | ISBN 10: 000716310x

    Exploring the events of her life and the country in which she lived until Pinochet's military coup, Isabel Allende takes us on a highly personal tour through Chile, bringing it to life: a place of love charms and ghosts; of grandparents and great-gra ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War by Gioconda Belli
    The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War - by Gioconda Belli

    £14.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780747558996 | ISBN 10: 074755899x

    Acclaimed Nicaraguan writer Gioconda Belli may have grown up as a pampered high-society girl, but her increasing awareness of social inequalities prompted her to join a revolutionary movement, and to serve, and then lead, their underground resistence ... more

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  • Cover image of book Haydee Santamaria by Betsy Maclean (Ed.)
    Haydee Santamaria - by Betsy Maclean (Ed.)

    £7.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781876175597 | ISBN 10: 1876175591

    Haydee Santamaria first achieved notoriety by being one of two women who participated in the armed attack that sparked the Cuba Revolution. Later, as director of the world renowned literary institution, Casa de las Americas, she embraced culture as a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Caetana Says No: Women
    Caetana Says No: Women's Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society - by Sandra Lauderdale Graham

    £20.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780521893534 | ISBN 10: 0521893534

    Here are the true and dramatic stories of two nineteenth century Brazillian women - one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family - and how each in her own way sought to have her way; The slave woman struggled to av ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women of Maize: Indigenous Women and the Zapatista Rebellion by Guiomar Rovira
    Women of Maize: Indigenous Women and the Zapatista Rebellion - by Guiomar Rovira

    £17.95   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781899365302 | ISBN 10: 1899365303

    On New Year's Day 2004, San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, southern Mexico, was taken by a Tzotzil woman, Major Ana Maria of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). Her story is one of the many stirring testimonies in 'Women of Maize'. Fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Companeras: Voices from the Latin American Women
    Companeras: Voices from the Latin American Women's Movement - by Gabby Kuppers (Ed.)

    £17.95   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780906156865 | ISBN 10: 0906156866

    An upsurge in women's activism across Latin America over the past decade has provoked vigorous discussions about feminism, machismo and the whole process of social change in this diverse continient. The 25 interviews aNd essays in 'Companeras: Voices ... more

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