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Day 25: Bride and Groom

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. I picked up this copy of Bride and Groom by Alisa Ganieva (tr. Carol Apollonio) in a bookstore in New … Continue reading Day 25: Bride and Groom

Day 23: So Long a Letter

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. Recommended by a colleague who loved this book, So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ (tr. Modupé Bodé-Thomas) is a … Continue reading Day 23: So Long a Letter

Day 21: Raising My Voice

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. Co-written with Derrick O’Keefe, this memoir by Malalai Joya is the youngest woman to serve as MP in Afghanistan, and … Continue reading Day 21: Raising My Voice

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Why Translate ‘Dragon of Bethlehem’

Palestinian middle-grade and YA fantasies set in our time often have a magical element that helps the protagonist cross through checkpoints, get over walls, or sneak past soldiers. Walid Daqqa's The Oil's Secret Tale has invisibility; in Sonia Nimr's Thunderbird, the first in a trilogy, Noor can set things on fire (and travel through time); and in Huda El … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Why Translate ‘Dragon of Bethlehem’

Day 20: Arturo’s Island

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. This is a new translation of Arturo's Island by Elsa Morante (tr. Ann Goldstein)  - a spectacular novel from Italy  … Continue reading Day 20: Arturo’s Island

Day 19: The Country Where No One Ever Dies

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. From Albania, The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorpsi (tr. Robert Elsie & Janice Mathie-Heck) is a … Continue reading Day 19: The Country Where No One Ever Dies

Day 18: Purple Hibiscus

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. I read Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in April 2018 and found it an incredible novel about the emotional … Continue reading Day 18: Purple Hibiscus

Day 17: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. This collection of Greta Thunberg's speeches, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, was the book I selected … Continue reading Day 17: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference