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Women's Review of Books Volume 27, Issue 2 (PDF)


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March/April 2010

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“Tell Our Own Stories” The Thing Around Your Neck By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I Do Not Come to You By Chance By Adaobi Tricia Nqaubani
An Elegy for Easterly By Petina Gappah
Women Writing Zimbabwe By Irene Staunton
Reviewed by Heather Hewett

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In Perpetual Revolt Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Trilogy By Marie Vieux-Chauvet
Reviewed by Patti M. Marxsen

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Adam and Steve and Leslie and Eve When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage By M. V. Lee Badgett
Reviewed by Emily Douglas

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Back in Print After 500 Years Incantations: Songs, Spells, and Images by Mayan Women By Ambar Past
Reviewed by Martha Gies

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Living Large The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life from on High By Arianne Cohen
Reviewed by Renee Loth

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The Storyteller and the Listener The Shame of Survival: Working Through a Nazi Childhood By Ursula Mahlendorf
Reviewed by Marcie Hershman

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The Help The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930 By Margaret Lynch-Brennan
Reviewed by Lauren Byrne

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It’s the End of the World As We Know It The Year of the Flood By Margaret Atwood
Reviewed by Katherine V. Snyder

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Call it Work, Call it God The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation By Fanny Howe
Reviewed by Kelly Davio

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Poetry By Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

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Cartoon By Roberta Gregory

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Field Notes A Poetic Reckoning
A Sunday in God-Years By Michelle Boisseau
By Robin Becker

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Cinderella’s Stepmother Speaks Out Stepmonsters: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do By Wednesday Martin
Reviewed by Audrey Elisa Kerr

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The People and the Land National Monuments By Heidi E. Erdrich
Reviewed by Cheryl Savageau

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She Who Makes Her Meaning Clear I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde
Edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy Sheftall
Reviewed by Jewelle Gomex

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The “Ocular Ethic” Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility By Monica Casper and Lisa Jean Moore
Reviewed by Beth Schwartzapfel

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The Evolution of a Movement The Politics of Sexual Abuse: Emotion, Social Movements, and the State By Nancy Whittier
Reviewed by Arlene Stein

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