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shawnmooney
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https://youtu.be/eXcheujk5ss

#WITmonth
#WomenInTranslationMonth
#shortyseptember

Intro

Working 9 to 5: A Women's Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie by Ellen Cassedy

The Silken Thread by Cora Sandel, Elizabeth Rokkan, trans.

shawnmooney Eulogy for the Living: Taking Flight by Christa Wolf, Katy Derbyshire (Translator)

Sin is a Puppy That Follows You Home by Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, Aliyu Kamal (Translator)

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Shorty September and its extension

Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial by Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt

Taxi! by Helen Potrebenko

Twenty Thousand Saints by Fflur Dafydd

3mo
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shawnmooney
S.S. Proleterka | Alastair McEwen, Fleur Jaeggy
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https://youtu.be/uns_gG2AvVs

Translators Aloud: https://youtube.com/c/TranslatorsAloud

#WITmonth
#WomenInTranslationMonth

Intro

Dawn Dumont and her son

Translators Aloud

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Proleterka by Fleur Jaeggy, Alastair McEwen (Translator)

shawnmooney She Came from Mariupol by Natascha Wodin, Alfred Kueppers (Translation)

A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon by Anthony Marra

Disoriental by Négar Djavadi
Tina A. Kover (Translator)

Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters by Maria José Silveira
Eric M.B. Becker (Translator)

The Silken Thread by Cora Sandel
Elizabeth Rokkan, trans.
4mo
shawnmooney The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
Geoffrey Strachan (Translator)

Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Working 9 to 5: A Women's Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie by Ellen Cassedy, Jane Fonda (Foreword)
4mo
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shawnmooney
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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https://youtu.be/UxeHSW7gHbs

#WITmonth
#WomenInTranslationMonth

Intro

Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont

Rose's Run by Dawn Dumont

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

shawnmooney The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood

Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters by Maria José Silveira, Eric M.B. Becker (Translator)

Disoriental by Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (Translator)

The Silken Thread by Cora Sandel, Elizabeth Rokkan (Translator)

The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah, Geoffrey Strachan (Translator)

Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

4mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Hey #foodandlit friends! The August buddy read for Japan is on sale now! This sounds super cute and will also work for Women in Translation month if you like to double up on those challenges.

@Butterfinger @Texreader @Catsandbooks #Japan
#WITMonth #WIT #WomenInTranslation

Ann_Reads This one is also really good on audio; at least I think so. 😊 🎧 4mo
Catsandbooks Thank you so much for letting us know!! 🙌🏼 4mo
Tera66 Got it! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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Vansa How are you doing, Shawn? How's the move going?! 4mo
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ReadingEnvy
Homesick | Jennifer Croft
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I thought it would be interesting to change it up for #WITmonth and read an award-winning translator's memoir. I will call it memoir adjacent, because she calls the girl named after her a different name, and uses photography taken by others but credited to the protagonist, but many other details come from her life.↘️

ReadingEnvy This is not a translated work, but it was written first in Spanish. From her website: "The book was written in Spanish first, as a novel called Serpientes y escaleras, and then as a memoir in English, called Homesick. Neither the Spanish nor the English is a translation." Fascinating. 1y
ReadingEnvy I loved the story of the sisters, the obsession with language, the use of brief entries and many photographs to tell this story. I wished for more of the author, as it felt in some ways that renaming and the form were keeping us at arms' length. It's pretty impressive that Jennifer Croft translates from Polish, Russian, and Spanish. She is this month's MVP. 1y
Centique How incredible to write it seperately as a novel and then a memoir in different languages. It would be so interesting to read both and compare. What amazing talent 🙌 1y
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night_shift
Untitled | Unknown
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Hey all, it's Women in Translation month and I know how much everyone loves bingo boards lol - any suggestions??

The website: https://www.womenintranslation.org/

#WITmonth

Butterfinger I just finished reading Joy Harjo Crazy Brave for Indigenous American. Amaahzing!!! 1y
Butterfinger I have another memoir I recently read that could be for west Africa. It was brilliant. 1y
Butterfinger Probably north Africa. It happened in Morocco. 1y
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Butterfinger I Am Malala for Middle Eastern. I plan to read this month. 1y
night_shift @Butterfinger what was Crazy Brave translated from? It sounds interesting! Not digging some of the reviews for Stolen Lives, but that is translated from French.. so, maybe! 1y
Butterfinger Sorry. It is written in English. Zitkala translated old myths into English. I don't remember what tribe she was. Or even a title, just her name. 1y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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I got a Bingo! @TheAromaofBooks is probably tired of all my posts today to play catch up but I still have one more after this!😁

This is also my monthly recap because my guy will be home from work soon & it's his birthday.
10 books this month!
2 for #womenintranslation #witmonth
2 for #netgalleyreviewathon - I got to 78% so my next book reviewed (if I'm a good girl) gets me over 80%.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Awesome progress!!! 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 After years in convent school, 17 year old Cecile has become extremely comfortable living her life alongside her playboy father, filling their time with drinking, smoking, and an abundance of frivolous conversations with his friends & rotation of pretty but insipid gal pals. When her father invites Anne on their vacation, Cecile feels her breezy way of life beginning to change. What lengths will she go to to avoid change? ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick ⬆️Cecile is melancholy & melodramatic, but most teenagers are. I remember how the slight mention of moving felt like my world was going to end. Another star on my #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks and a #witmonth #womenintranslation selection. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Lindy
La Bastarda | Trifonia Melibea Obono
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An amazing, eye-opening novella about a lesbian teen, Okomo, an orphan who lives with her grandparents in a traditional Fang settlement in Equatorial Guinea. Despite the odds being against her—same sex love is reviled by the villagers, and her family expects Okomo to bring them dowry wealth by attracting a husband—this story has a happy ending. #Translation from Spanish by Lawrence Schimel. #WITmonth #LGBTQ

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