Day 30: Nobody Wanted Me

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 story is featured in Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (ed. Steven Mayers & Jonathan … Continue reading Day 30: Nobody Wanted Me

Day 29: My Grandmother

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 Armenia, My Grandmother: A Memoir by Fethiye Çetin (tr. Maureen Freely) is a beautiful testament to the author's grandma … Continue reading Day 29: My Grandmother

Day 28: Drinking the Sea at Gaza

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. My choice for Israel had to focus on the occupation of Palestine – Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and … Continue reading Day 28: Drinking the Sea at Gaza

Day 27: The Beekeeper of Sinjar

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. Written by Dunya Mikhail and translated by Mikhail along with Max Weiss, this book had me completely spellbound for an … Continue reading Day 27: The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Day 26: Cracking India

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. Also published as Ice Candy Man, this is a remarkable novel set against the 1947 Partition of India, written by … Continue reading Day 26: Cracking India

Day 25: Soviet Milk

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. Longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 and shortlisted for the EBRD Literature Prize 2019, this is a literary … Continue reading Day 25: Soviet Milk

Day 24: 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 24: 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