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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth by Francine Prose
    Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth - by Francine Prose

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780300274158 | ISBN 10: 0300274157

    A feminist reinterpretation of the myths surrounding Cleopatra casts new light on the Egyptian queen and her legacy.   “A lucid and persuasive reinterpretation. Readers won’t see Cleopatra the same way again.”—Publishers Weekly   “W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt
    Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt's Roaring '20s - by Raphael Cormack

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780863569364 | ISBN 10: 0863569366

    1920s Cairo: singers were pressing hit records, dramatic troupes were springing up and cabarets were packed – a counterculture was on the rise. In bars, hash-dens and music halls, people of all backgrounds came together as a passionate group of art ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liberia
    Liberia's Women Veterans: War, Roles and Reintegration - by Leena Vastapuu, illustrated by Emmi Nieminen

    £19.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786990808 | ISBN 10: 1786990806

    The Liberian civil wars of the 1990s and 2000s became notorious for their atrocities, and for the widespread use of child soldiers. Girls and young women accounted for up to 40 per cent of these soldiers, but their unique perspective and experiences ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
    The Girl Who Smiled Beads - by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786090508 | ISBN 10: 1786090503

    When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. She didn't know why her parents began talking in whispers, or why her neighbours started disappearing, or why she could hear distant thunder even when the skies were clear.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book She Called Me Woman: Nigeria
    She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak - by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115595 | ISBN 10: 1911115596

    “We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.”   This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives t ... more

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  • Cover image of book These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi
    These Bones Will Rise Again - by Panashe Chigumadzi

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999683306 | ISBN 10: 1999683307

    A leading writer of Zimbabwe’s ‘born-free’ generation reflects on the November 2017 ousting of Robert Mugabe, radically reframing the history of Zimbabwe to include the perspectives of workers, women and urban movements   In November 20 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cut: One Woman
    Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today - by Hibo Wardere

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781471153983 | ISBN 10: 1471153983

    Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered ... more

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  • Cover image of book Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria by Noo Saro-Wiwa
    Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria - by Noo Saro-Wiwa

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847083319 | ISBN 10: 1847083315

    Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cleopatra: A Biography by Duane W. Roller
    Cleopatra: A Biography - by Duane W. Roller

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780199829965 | ISBN 10: 0199829969

    Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous - yet more poorly understood - than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching go ... more

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  • Cover image of book Monique and the Mango Rains: An Extraordinary Story of Friendship in a Midwife
    Monique and the Mango Rains: An Extraordinary Story of Friendship in a Midwife's House in Mali - by Kris Henderson

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781851688371 | ISBN 10: 1851688374

    Monique Dembele saves lives and dispenses hope in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. Her unquenchable passion to improve the lot of the women and children in her West African village is matched by her buoyant humour in the face of u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1950-2008 by Nadine Gordimer
    Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1950-2008 - by Nadine Gordimer

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781408800966 | ISBN 10: 1408800969

    Nadine Gordimers life reflects the true spirit of the writer as moral activist, political visionary and literary icon. Telling Times collects together all her non-fiction for the first time, spanning more than half a century, from the twilight of co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland
    Bite of the Mango - by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408805190 | ISBN 10: 1408805197

    An astonishing story of one girl's journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative. As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumours of rebel attacks were no m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking the Silence: Journeys to Recovery - POWA Women
    Breaking the Silence: Journeys to Recovery - POWA Women's Writing Competition 2008 - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781920196196 | ISBN 10: 1920196196

    Survivors of violence are often forced to flee emotionally and geographically from sites of violence. Women cross vast emotional and geographical borders in order to flee from violence to find a place of safety. This year, POWA called for entries ... more

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  • Cover image of book Infidel: My Life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Infidel: My Life - by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781416526247 | ISBN 10: 1416526242

    In this profoundly affecting memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia to her intellectual awakening in the Netherlands, to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Legacy of Efua Sutherland by Co-edited by Anne V. Adams & Esi Sutherland-Addy
    The Legacy of Efua Sutherland - by Co-edited by Anne V. Adams & Esi Sutherland-Addy

    £16.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780954702311 | ISBN 10: 095470231x

    This unique book published 11 years after ETSs death will rekindle an awareness of the cultural dynamism, activism and Diasporic connections that Efua Theodora Sutherland achieved through her lifetimes work.   Efua Sutherland, Ghana-born ed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men and Ancestral Wives: Female same-sex practices in Africa by Ruth Morgan & Saskia Wieringa
    Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men and Ancestral Wives: Female same-sex practices in Africa - by Ruth Morgan & Saskia Wieringa

    £14.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781770090934 | ISBN 10: 1770090932

    This unique book documents same sexuality in East and southern Africa. Eight of the chapters have been co-authored by women activists spanning six different countries. They have collected personal narratives on a range of issues related to sex and se ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nefertiti: Egypt
    Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen - by Joyce A. Tyldesley

    £18.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141017242 | ISBN 10: 0141017244

    For over a decade Nefertiti, wife of the heretic king Akhenaten, was the most influential woman in the Bronze Age world; a beautiful queen blessed by the sun-god, adored by her family and worshipped by her people. Her image and her name were celebrat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
    Gorillas in the Mist - by Dian Fossey

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780753811412 | ISBN 10: 0753811413

    For thirteen years Dian Fossey lived and worked with Uncle Bert, Flossie, Beethoven, Pantsy and Digit in the remote rain forests of the volcanic Virunga Mountains in Africa, establishing an unprecedented relationship with these shy and affectionate b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
    Desert Flower - by Waris Dirie

    £8.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781860497582 | ISBN 10: 1860497586

    "Born a Somalian nomad, by the time she made it as a top model, she'd survived genital mutilation and a face-off with a tiger... She's now a UN special Ambassador. Take a cue from Waris's charm and courage."(Company)"A story that traverses continents ... more

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