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kindergartenkat
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At the end of this book I was like, "Wait... what?!"
#readingwomenchallenge2019 task 1: read a mystery/thriller by a WOC #womenintranslation

Weaponxgirl I loved this and used it for the exact same prompt! 4w
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translationspod
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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.

#WomenInTranslation

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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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Episode 13 is here! Out by Natsuo Kirino (translated by Stephen Snyder) #womenintranslation

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The Years | Annie Ernaux
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The Years by Annie Ernaux (translated by Alison L. Strayer) This feels very much like a memoir but I‘m glad it is nominated for the Man Booker International prize so more people can experience Annie Ernaux.

#WomenInTranslation #TranslatedLiterature

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The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg (translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner) Love this book, I hate men…well people, so I enjoyed learning about Valerie Solanas.

#TranslatedLiterature #WomenInTranslation

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Disoriental | Négar Djavadi
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Highly recommend Disoriental by Négar Djavadi (translated by Tina A. Kover)

#WomenInTranslation #TranslatedLiterature #QueerLiterature

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Sphinx | Anne Garreta
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There has not been a day go by where I haven't thought about Sphinx by Anne Garréta (translated by Emma Ramadan). It is just that good.

#WomenInTranslation #TranslatedLiterature #QueerLiterature

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Weaponxgirl
Lust, caution and other stories | Eileen Chang, Ailing Zhang
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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

Weaponxgirl Since I don‘t know much about the time period in Shanghai or certain Chinese customs, traditions or proper etiquette I did feel like sometimes I was missing on the subtlety of what some of these stories were telling me but I loved just being transported to a world I don‘t know well at all. 2mo
Weaponxgirl She is also a writer who describes the physical world around in quite a lot of detail which adds to the sense of place. Things such as gold chains on a cloak so as not to appear vulgar. I will be searching out more from this author and maybe trying to do some research on what life was like then 2mo
Weaponxgirl A #womenintranslation book and part of my #readingwomenchallenge2019 in the thriller by a woc prompt 2mo
Emilymdxn Sounds amazing! Stacked 2mo
Weaponxgirl @Emilymdxn I forgot to say it also has a pronunciation guide in the back and the afterword is really useful and interesting too. Made me appreciate the stories even more. (edited) 2mo
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Weaponxgirl
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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.

gradcat Even my mother loves these women!! Great post 👍❤️ 3mo
Weaponxgirl @gradcat thanks! How could anyone not love these women?! I realised that for someone who is always reading books by and about women that for women‘s history month I was slacking so this was a great way to read some women‘s history. 3mo
Weaponxgirl Oh it‘s also a #womenintranslation, I‘m behind on my goal of reading one book a month. 3mo
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Reecaspieces They are admirable and strong! No doubt about it. 3mo
gradcat Yes! There you go—two birds with one stone! 3mo
BibliOphelia 🖤 Pussy Riot! I was in Moscow when they were arrested, and have followed them closely since. They are such an inspiration! 3mo
Weaponxgirl @Reecaspieces 🖤 hell yes 3mo
Weaponxgirl @BibliOphelia wow! I bet that added a extra layer of emotion to following what happened to them. 3mo
BibliOphelia It definitely made me feel closer to the whole thing. It was just prior to the “election” and there were tons of protests (and crackdowns 😔) everywhere so we had to be very mindful of where and when we went out. At least the incredibly frigid weather helped us feel ok about being stuck in! 3mo
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