Eye to eye, women : their words and worlds : life in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean as seen in photographs and in fiction by the region's top women writers /
[edited by Vanessa Baird ; introduction by Anita Desai].
London ; New York : Serpent's Tail, 1997.
127 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 26 cm.
A Look Inside
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This beautifully illustrated book showcases some of the best writing by women from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Main Description
For centuries women's writing has suffered neglect. That of women from the South has been the most invisible of all, bearing as they ave a double mantle of oppression - of colonialism and patriarchy. Eye to Eye. Women showcases some of the best writing by women from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Arranged in sections such as love and life, work and play and culture and creativity, the book is enhanced with more than 40 full page colour photographs to make it a delight to look at as well as to read.
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Eye to Eye -- Women showcases some of the best writing by women from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Arranged in sections headed "Love and Life", "Work and Play", "Culture and Creativity", "Environment, Politics and Society", the book is enhanced by 40 full-page color photographs to make it a delight to look at as well as to read. Contributors include: Isabel Allende, Clarice Uspector, Jung Chang, Andree Chedid, Luisa Valenzuela, and many others."This is a beautiful feast of a book. Dip in at any point, and pluck ont a jewel -- a marvelous bit of prose, or poem, or photograph from a fascinating part of the world ..". -- Marilyn French, author of The Women's Room
Table of Contents
forewordp. 9
introductionp. 11
love and life
Senegal, on a long friendship, from 'So Long a Letter'p. 16
Saint Lucia, on infidelity, 'Cliches for an Unfaithful Husband'p. 18
Egypt, on love eternal and other myths, 'Eternal Love'p. 20
Ecuador, on erotic attraction, 'Hidden Pleasure'p. 22
Egypt, on complicity in the family, 'An Incident in the Ghobashi Household'p. 24
Pakistan, on pregnancy, 'Come, Give Me Your Hand'p. 28
India, on love across generations, from 'My Beloved Charioteer'p. 30
Chile, on a special woman, from 'My Mother'p. 32
Cuba, on love, hate and amatory addiction, 'A Man, A Woman'p. 34
work and play
Ghana, on being a professional woman, from 'Changes'p. 38
Egypt, on the joy of learning, from 'Woman at Point Zero'p. 40
China, on becoming a worker in Mao's China, from 'Wild Swans'p. 42
Bolivia, on growing up a girl in a mining community, from 'Let Me Speak'p. 46
Uganda, on a village woman's day, 'Arise to the Day's Toil'p. 48
Somalia, on a nomadic childhood, from 'Aman, The story of a Somali Girl'p. 50
India, on work in her mother's village, from 'Unveiling India'p. 52
culture and creativity
Chile, on stories sacred and profane, from 'Eva Luna'p. 56
Botswana, on the dubious origins of an African pot, from 'The Old Iron Cooking Pot of Europe'p. 58
India, on seduction by cinema, from 'The Accompanist'p. 60
Brazil, on a rendezvous with voodoo, from 'The Hour of the Star'p. 62
Guyana, on a fat, black woman's wishes, 'A Tropical Death'p. 64
India, on mixing cultures, from 'Karma Cola'p. 66
Egypt, on change, from 'The Fall'p. 68
Korea, on dreams and nightmares, from 'The Bronze Mirror'p. 70
India, on problems with the stars, from 'Rites of Passage'p. 72
India, on noise and chaos, from 'Studies in the Park'p. 76
Tunisia, on land and survival, from 'And We Were Born'p. 78
Argentina, on a retreat to the mountains, from 'Up Among the Eagles'p. 80
Pakistan, on climate and colonialism, 'To Masters of Countries With a...'p. 82
India, on ties to the village, from 'Unveiling India'p. 84
Somalia, on her own nomadic birth, from 'Aman. The story of a Somali Girl'p. 86
politics and society
South Africa, on race and self-expression, 'I Will Still Sing'p. 90
Ester, a 'mother of the disappeared' speaks to Margaret Hooks, in 'Guatamalan Woman'p. 92
Chile, on class and double-standards, from 'The House of the Spirits'p. 94
India, on a war between girls and boys, from 'Daughter's Daughter'p. 96
Guyana, on mixed racial identities, from 'Tapestry'p. 98
Peru, on social expectations, 'The Grocer's Dream'p. 100
Ghana, on freedom struggles, 'Liberation'p. 102
India, on womanliness, 'The Gods'p. 104
Egypt, on the clash between a woman and the local holy man, 'The Long ...'p. 106
Tigray, on being a guerrilla, from 'Sweeter than Honey: Testimonies of Tigraya'p. 110
Chile, on the joy of living, 'I Thank Life For So Many Gifts'p. 114
notes on authorsp. 117
contacts for photographersp. 125
acknowledgementsp. 127
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