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Women's Review of Books Volume 28, Issue 1 (PDF)


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January/February 2011

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The Mules of the World Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture By Sheri Parks
Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance By Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant
Reviewed by Stacey Patton

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The Children of Feminism The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America By Kathleen Gerson
Reviewed By Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers

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People and Place Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears By Diane Glancy
Mattaponi Queen: Stories By Belle Boggs
From the Hilltop By Toni Jensen
Reviewed By Margaret Noori

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Public Displays of Affection Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State, and the Case for Their Divorce By Tamara Metz
From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law By Martha Nussbaum
Reviewed By Emily Douglas

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Murphy Brown Feminism Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism’s Work is Done By Susan J. Douglas
Reviewed By Courtney E. Martin

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The Monster That Won’t Stop Coming Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States Edited by Rickie Solinger, Paula C. Johnson, Martha L. Raimon, Tina Reynolds, and Ruby C. Tapia
Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women By Victoria Law
The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison and Fighting for Those Left Behind By Safiya Bukhari, edited and with an introduction by Laura Whitehorn
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander
Reviewed By Martha Gies

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Speaking for China Pearl Buck in China By Hilary Spurling
Pearl of China By Anchee Min
Reviewed By Rebecca Steinitz

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Poetry By Miriam Levine

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Essay Reading My Mother By Edith Pearlman

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Lost Havens Of Earth and Sea: A Chilean Memoir By Marjorie Agosín, translated by Roberta Gordenstein
Confined: A Novel By Mariana Dietl
Departing at Dawn: A Novel of Argentina’s Dirty War By Gloria Lisé, translated by Alice Weldon
Reviewed By Alicia Partnoy

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Good Reads The Novel of Political Turbulence
The Invisible Mountain Carolina De Robertis
Beneath the Lion’s Gaze Maaza Mengiste
Reviewed by Trish Crapo

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Searching For Father and Country Marielitos, Balseros, and Other Exiles By Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Havana and Other Missing Fathers By Mia Leonin
Family Sentence: The Search for My Cuban-Revolutionary, Prison-Yard, Mythic-Hero, Deadbeat Dad By Jeanine Cornillot
Reviewed By Margaret Randall

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New Voices From Eastern Europe This Lamentable City By Polina Barskova, translated by Ilya Kaminsky, with Kathryn Farris, Rachel Galvin, and Matthew Zapruder
Stars of the Night Commute By Ana Božic˘evic´
Father Dirt By Mihaela Moscaliuc
Infinite Beginnings By Lucyna Prostko
Reviewed By Lori Wilson

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Obituary The Personal is Inescapable: Jill Johnston 1929-2010 
By Debra Cash

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