The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

The African/Middle East section of older women around the world begins here, in South Africa, more specifically, in post-Apartheid South Africa. I found The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso in a list of recommended books by women of colour. It features a feud between two older women so here's a novel with not one but two … Continue reading The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

Older Women in Translation

This month I have been invited to focus on older women in fiction around the world. But there is a problem as there is so little in translation. So what’s the problem? Well, I’ll use the acronym: WYSIWYG pronounced whizzywig.  It stands for what you see is what you get. When it is applied to … Continue reading Older Women in Translation

Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

My second choice in this section of older women in northern America comes from the Yukon, and is a retelling of an ancient legend celebrating the resilience, fortitude and wisdom of the two old women of the title:  Two Old Women In its retelling Velma Wallis draws on the complaints one hears about older people … Continue reading Two Old Women by Velma Wallis