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Toddler-Hunting: Taeko Kono’s disturbing stories

Books that challenge traditional social norms and beliefs are the ones I always look forward to read. They not only widen your horizons but also make you think in an unconventional way. In the similar way, breaking all the stereotypes, Toddler-Hunting & other stories by Taeko Kono, is an underrated short stories collection of unhappy women in post-war Japan.… Continue reading

Deborah Levy on writing and womanhood

Writing is a journey in itself. Experience plays a vital role in a writer’s life. With experience, you learn your mistakes and how to outgrow them. There are good and bad experiences. Some of them you will like to remember and some of them you will wish to forget about. “Things I don’t want to know” by Deborah Levy, is the first book in her three part living autobiography.… Continue reading

Leaves from life of Iron lady, Meeran Chadha Borwankar

Leaves of life (2017) is an autobiographical piece of writing that is meant to inspire girls between 15-25 years of age. The book contains stories from the life of Meeran Chadha Borwankar, 1981 batch IPS officer. The stories contain a treasure of learning from the life of hers and to make it more impactful, she has mentioned a course of action that young men and especially young women must take in their lives.… Continue reading

A feminist manifesto in fifteen points

Dear Ijeawele or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions is an epistolary novel written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Written in the form of a letter Dear Ijeawele was intitally a personal e-mail written by Adichie in response to her friend “Ijeawele”, who had asked Adichie’s advice on how to raise her daughter a feminist.Continue reading

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