By Anne Brontë
When a mysterious and beautiful young widow becomes the new tenant at Wildfell Hall, rumours immediately begin to swirl around her. Almost against his will, Gilbert Markham is drawn to the elusive and singular Helen Graham, but even as he falls in love, he finds himself divided from Helen by dark secrets and painful memories from her past life.
By Virginia Woolf
This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality. A Room of One’s Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism.
By Manal Al-Sharif
A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women’s right to drive.
By Christina Lamb, Malala Yousafzai
I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
‘Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.’ A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world.
لـ بدرية البشر
مريم تقصد جنيف بحثاً عن زوجها الذي تركها في الرياض مع ولدين. سلوى تلحق بزوجها السابق بعد أن أجبرها أهلها على الطلاق منه. عناب تقرر أن تعيش لذاتها في جنيف بعد أن تم العتداء عليها ومن ثم تزويجها إلى سائق يمني لم يلبث أن يهجرها. يلتقين في جنيف ثلاث صديقات، لكل منهن قصتها. لكن تجمهن المعاناة من بؤس زوجي والبحث عن سعادة محتملة.
لـ رجاء عبد الله الصانع
صوت جديد جريء من السعودية يدور حول قصة رائعة بأربعة شابات يحاولن التغلب على المصاعب بين الحب والرغبة والوفاء والتقاليد الإسلامية لأول مرة، العالم الخفي للنساء السعوديات من الطبقة العليا اليوم يتم الكشف عنها من قبل واحدة منهن.
By Alice Walker
Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls ‘father’, she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker – a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually, Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves.
By Margaret Atwood
Offred is a “Handmaid” in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America explores a world in which oppression of women, and repression of the truth, have become justified.
لـ بدرية البشر
تاريخ نساء هذا البيت ولد من حكاية ولدت في فناجين القهوة. كل منهن لها حكاية في قلب فنجان، إن لم يجلبها الغيب معه صنعن هنّ الحكاية، يتداوين بها من مرّ الزمان، فتعطيب لهن الحكاية مع القهوة المرة. كل واحدة منهن خرجت من رحم حبة هيل طويلة، أودعت فيها حكايتها.
By Rupi Kaur
Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
‘I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughter differently. We must also raise our sons differently…’
By Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou’s poetry – lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful – speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smell and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams.