The Little Girl on the Ice Floe by Adelaïde Bon (translated by Tina Kover), this memoir was the most painful book I‘ve ever had to read, both in a good and a bad way.
5 stars, everyone needs to read this.
The title story starts off as a kind of noir thriller and blew me away when I got into the rhythm of it. The rest of these stories are so of a time and place I know nothing about and just kept me enthralled. These don‘t deal outright with the politics of Shanghai during the war but of the people living there. The modern and the old grate against each other whilst people just try to go about their lives as usual. Continued in comments
Damn these women are inspiring! This is a mix of letters from prison, poetry and court transcripts. These are the sort of people I look up to in a big way and embody the true spirit of punk.
Here‘s a great interview from on of them https://bust.com/feminism/19271-from-russia-with-love-nadya-interview.html on resisting trump.
I used this for #readharder2019 book written in prison prompt.