Download E-books Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan PDF

By Zarghuna Kargar

"A robust selection of tales that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan ladies. a frequently emotional and from time to time painful learn, this e-book is eventually a poignant occasion of human resilience below unbelievable duress. " —KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling writer of The Kite Runner

 

"I am deeply touched by way of those stories...Dear Zari will be learn through a person who cares and desires to grasp approximately Asia and Asian women." —XINRAN

 

"All the tales in Dear Zari illustrate the discomfort brought on by deeply ingrained Afghan traditions. yet [the women's} bravery and resilience shines via and Kargar touchingly finds how listening to others' existence tales eventually gave her the braveness to percentage her personal. " —The Independent

 

Moving, enlightening, and heartbreaking, Dear Zari supplies voice to the key lives of Afghan girls. For the 1st time, Dear Zari permits those girls to inform their tales of their personal phrases: from the kid bride given as cost to finish of a family members feud, to a existence spent in a gloomy, dusty room weaving carpets, from a tender woman being cited as a boy, to a girl residing as a widow kept away from by means of society.

 

Intimate, emotional, painful and uplifting, those tales discover the discomfort and energy of ladies during this deeply spiritual and very conventional society, and convey how their braveness is an proposal to ladies everywhere.

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By Zarghuna Kargar

"A robust selection of tales that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan ladies. a frequently emotional and from time to time painful learn, this e-book is eventually a poignant occasion of human resilience below unbelievable duress. " —KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling writer of The Kite Runner

 

"I am deeply touched by way of those stories...Dear Zari will be learn through a person who cares and desires to grasp approximately Asia and Asian women." —XINRAN

 

"All the tales in Dear Zari illustrate the discomfort brought on by deeply ingrained Afghan traditions. yet [the women's} bravery and resilience shines via and Kargar touchingly finds how listening to others' existence tales eventually gave her the braveness to percentage her personal. " —The Independent

 

Moving, enlightening, and heartbreaking, Dear Zari supplies voice to the key lives of Afghan girls. For the 1st time, Dear Zari permits those girls to inform their tales of their personal phrases: from the kid bride given as cost to finish of a family members feud, to a existence spent in a gloomy, dusty room weaving carpets, from a tender woman being cited as a boy, to a girl residing as a widow kept away from by means of society.

 

Intimate, emotional, painful and uplifting, those tales discover the discomfort and energy of ladies during this deeply spiritual and very conventional society, and convey how their braveness is an proposal to ladies everywhere.

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Download E-books Surrealist Women : An International Anthology (The Surrealist Revolution Series) PDF

Beginning in Paris within the Nineteen Twenties, girls poets, essayists, painters, and artists in different media have actively collaborated in defining and refining surrealism's simple project—achieving a better, open, and dynamic recognition, from which no point of the genuine or the imaginary is rejected. certainly, few inventive or social events can boast as many ladies forebears, founders, and participants—perhaps simply feminism itself. but outdoor the circulation, women's contributions to surrealism were principally missed or just unknown.

This anthology, the 1st of its type in any language, screens the diversity and importance of women's contributions to surrealism. Letting surrealist ladies converse for themselves, Penelope Rosemont has assembled approximately 300 texts via ninety-six ladies from twenty-eight international locations. She opens the publication with a succinct precis of surrealism's easy goals and rules, by way of a dialogue of where of gender within the movement's origins. She then organizes the e-book into historic sessions starting from the Nineteen Twenties to the current, with introductions that describe tendencies within the circulate in the course of each one interval. Rosemont additionally prefaces each one surrealist's paintings with a short biographical statement.

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Beginning in Paris within the Nineteen Twenties, girls poets, essayists, painters, and artists in different media have actively collaborated in defining and refining surrealism's simple project—achieving a better, open, and dynamic recognition, from which no point of the genuine or the imaginary is rejected. certainly, few inventive or social events can boast as many ladies forebears, founders, and participants—perhaps simply feminism itself. but outdoor the circulation, women's contributions to surrealism were principally missed or just unknown.

This anthology, the 1st of its type in any language, screens the diversity and importance of women's contributions to surrealism. Letting surrealist ladies converse for themselves, Penelope Rosemont has assembled approximately 300 texts via ninety-six ladies from twenty-eight international locations. She opens the publication with a succinct precis of surrealism's easy goals and rules, by way of a dialogue of where of gender within the movement's origins. She then organizes the e-book into historic sessions starting from the Nineteen Twenties to the current, with introductions that describe tendencies within the circulate in the course of each one interval. Rosemont additionally prefaces each one surrealist's paintings with a short biographical statement.

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Download E-books Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels PDF

By Hsu-Ming Teo

The Sheik—E. M. Hull's best-selling novel that turned a wildly renowned movie starring Rudolph Valentino—kindled "sheik fever" around the Western international within the Nineteen Twenties. A craze for all issues romantically "Oriental" swept via model, movie, and literature, spawning imitations and parodies with out quantity. whereas that fervor has mostly subsided, stories of ardour among Western ladies and Arab males proceed to enthrall readers of trendy mass-market romance novels. during this groundbreaking cultural heritage, Hsu-Ming Teo strains the literary lineage of those barren region romances and ancient bodice rippers from the 12th to the twenty-first century and explores the gendered cultural and political reasons that they have got served at a variety of ancient moments.

Drawing on "high" literature, erotica, and well known romance fiction and flicks, Teo examines the altering meanings of Orientalist tropes corresponding to crusades and conversion, abduction through Barbary pirates, sexual slavery, the terror of renegades, the Oriental despot and his harem, the determine of the robust Western concubine, and fantasies of get away from the harem. She analyzes the impression of imperialism, decolonization, sexual liberation, feminism, and American involvement within the heart East on women's Orientalist fiction. Teo means that the increase of female-authored romance novels dramatically remodeled the character of Orientalism since it feminized the discourse; made white girls relevant as manufacturers, shoppers, and imagined actors; and revised, reversed, or collapsed the binaries inherent in conventional analyses of Orientalism.

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By Hsu-Ming Teo

The Sheik—E. M. Hull's best-selling novel that turned a wildly renowned movie starring Rudolph Valentino—kindled "sheik fever" around the Western international within the Nineteen Twenties. A craze for all issues romantically "Oriental" swept via model, movie, and literature, spawning imitations and parodies with out quantity. whereas that fervor has mostly subsided, stories of ardour among Western ladies and Arab males proceed to enthrall readers of trendy mass-market romance novels. during this groundbreaking cultural heritage, Hsu-Ming Teo strains the literary lineage of those barren region romances and ancient bodice rippers from the 12th to the twenty-first century and explores the gendered cultural and political reasons that they have got served at a variety of ancient moments.

Drawing on "high" literature, erotica, and well known romance fiction and flicks, Teo examines the altering meanings of Orientalist tropes corresponding to crusades and conversion, abduction through Barbary pirates, sexual slavery, the terror of renegades, the Oriental despot and his harem, the determine of the robust Western concubine, and fantasies of get away from the harem. She analyzes the impression of imperialism, decolonization, sexual liberation, feminism, and American involvement within the heart East on women's Orientalist fiction. Teo means that the increase of female-authored romance novels dramatically remodeled the character of Orientalism since it feminized the discourse; made white girls relevant as manufacturers, shoppers, and imagined actors; and revised, reversed, or collapsed the binaries inherent in conventional analyses of Orientalism.

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Download E-books The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell: A Novel PDF

By William Klaber

At a time while ladies didn't mostly commute unescorted, hold a rifle, take a seat in bars, or have romantic liaisons with different ladies, Lucy Lobdell boldly set forth to earn men's wages. Lucy Lobdell did all of this stuff in a private quest to paintings and be paid, to put on what she sought after, and love whomever she cared to. yet to realize these freedoms she needed to undergo public scorn and strive against with a sexual identification whose vocabulary had but to be invented. during this riveting old novel set in upstate big apple within the nineteenth century, William Klaber captures the lifetime of a courageous girl who observed way past her period.

The uprising of pass over Lucy Ann Lobdell is the fictionalized account of Lucy's foray into the area of guys and her inward trip to a brand new sexual id. it's her promised memoir as listen and recorded a century later via William Klaber, an upstream neighbor. Meticulously researched and informed with compassion and appreciate, this can be ancient fiction at its best.

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By William Klaber

At a time while ladies didn't mostly commute unescorted, hold a rifle, take a seat in bars, or have romantic liaisons with different ladies, Lucy Lobdell boldly set forth to earn men's wages. Lucy Lobdell did all of this stuff in a private quest to paintings and be paid, to put on what she sought after, and love whomever she cared to. yet to realize these freedoms she needed to undergo public scorn and strive against with a sexual identification whose vocabulary had but to be invented. during this riveting old novel set in upstate big apple within the nineteenth century, William Klaber captures the lifetime of a courageous girl who observed way past her period.

The uprising of pass over Lucy Ann Lobdell is the fictionalized account of Lucy's foray into the area of guys and her inward trip to a brand new sexual id. it's her promised memoir as listen and recorded a century later via William Klaber, an upstream neighbor. Meticulously researched and informed with compassion and appreciate, this can be ancient fiction at its best.

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Download E-books Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery PDF

By Joan Rivers, Valerie Frankel

Red-carpet style laureate, comedian icon, and outspoken star Joan Rivers is uniquely certified to speak about plastic surgery—because she's one of many few celebrities unafraid to confess to the realm what she's “had performed” to maintain taking a look so nice. Now, during this no-holds-barred publication, she provides girls straight-talking recommendation on higher residing via taking a look better.

Joan Rivers' abiding lifestyles philosophy is straightforward: within the appearance-centric society of the twenty-first century, good looks is key—especially the place males are involved. males like lovely girls. And so, getting anything lifted, tightened, adjusted, or got rid of is as primary as donning make-up or utilizing hair conditioner; it is turn into anything we do to make ourselves glance larger. Now, for any girl contemplating her strategies, Joan Rivers takes the secret out of plastic surgery with a realistic evaluate, aided and knowledgeable through the country's most sensible plastic surgeons, of just about each beauty technique legally played in the United States this present day. She takes readers step by step via those whole strategies, from fi nding the precise general practitioner to the bruising fact approximately restoration and the evidence approximately beauty surgery's very genuine risks.

But do not worry—there's dish, too. full of Rivers' own anecdotes approximately lifestyles lower than the knife, Men Are Stupid...And they prefer substantial Boobs is additionally rife with Hollywood gossip approximately who is performed what and the way frequently. half comedian musing, half bitch-fest, and half hands-on recommendation, it is a bracingly humorous, wildly frank, and surely passionate argument for a woman's correct to do no matter what it takes to be attractive, to consider higher approximately herself, and such a lot of all to be at liberty -- not just with who she is, yet who she desires to be. through the booklet, Joan Rivers is true there, guiding and inspiring with out apologies, no excuses, and completely no disgrace. Take it from the girl who enjoys having it all—done.

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By Joan Rivers, Valerie Frankel

Red-carpet style laureate, comedian icon, and outspoken star Joan Rivers is uniquely certified to speak about plastic surgery—because she's one of many few celebrities unafraid to confess to the realm what she's “had performed” to maintain taking a look so nice. Now, during this no-holds-barred publication, she provides girls straight-talking recommendation on higher residing via taking a look better.

Joan Rivers' abiding lifestyles philosophy is straightforward: within the appearance-centric society of the twenty-first century, good looks is key—especially the place males are involved. males like lovely girls. And so, getting anything lifted, tightened, adjusted, or got rid of is as primary as donning make-up or utilizing hair conditioner; it is turn into anything we do to make ourselves glance larger. Now, for any girl contemplating her strategies, Joan Rivers takes the secret out of plastic surgery with a realistic evaluate, aided and knowledgeable through the country's most sensible plastic surgeons, of just about each beauty technique legally played in the United States this present day. She takes readers step by step via those whole strategies, from fi nding the precise general practitioner to the bruising fact approximately restoration and the evidence approximately beauty surgery's very genuine risks.

But do not worry—there's dish, too. full of Rivers' own anecdotes approximately lifestyles lower than the knife, Men Are Stupid...And they prefer substantial Boobs is additionally rife with Hollywood gossip approximately who is performed what and the way frequently. half comedian musing, half bitch-fest, and half hands-on recommendation, it is a bracingly humorous, wildly frank, and surely passionate argument for a woman's correct to do no matter what it takes to be attractive, to consider higher approximately herself, and such a lot of all to be at liberty -- not just with who she is, yet who she desires to be. through the booklet, Joan Rivers is true there, guiding and inspiring with out apologies, no excuses, and completely no disgrace. Take it from the girl who enjoys having it all—done.

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Download E-books My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One PDF

By Elena Ferrante

A contemporary masterpiece from one in all Italy’s such a lot acclaimed authors, My awesome Friend is a wealthy, severe, and generous-hearted tale approximately acquaintances, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable kind lends itself completely to a meticulous portrait of those girls that also is the tale of a state and a touching meditation at the nature of friendship.

The tale starts within the Fifties, in a bad yet vivid local at the outskirts of Naples. turning out to be up on those difficult streets the 2 ladies discover ways to depend upon one another sooner than somebody or anything. As they develop, as their paths time and again diverge and converge, Elena and Lila stay top neighbors whose respective destinies are mirrored and refracted within the different. they're likewise the embodiments of a country present process momentous swap. throughout the lives of those girls, Ferrante tells the tale of a local, a urban, and a rustic because it is reworked in ways in which, in flip, additionally remodel the connection among her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Ferrante is the writer of 3 prior works of significantly acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The misplaced Daughter. With this novel, the 1st in a tetralogy, she proves herself to be one in every of Italy’s nice storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, plentiful and beneficiant in its narrative information and characterizations, that also is a trendy paintings of literary fiction destined to thrill her many enthusiasts and win new readers to her fiction.

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By Elena Ferrante

A contemporary masterpiece from one in all Italy’s such a lot acclaimed authors, My awesome Friend is a wealthy, severe, and generous-hearted tale approximately acquaintances, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable kind lends itself completely to a meticulous portrait of those girls that also is the tale of a state and a touching meditation at the nature of friendship.

The tale starts within the Fifties, in a bad yet vivid local at the outskirts of Naples. turning out to be up on those difficult streets the 2 ladies discover ways to depend upon one another sooner than somebody or anything. As they develop, as their paths time and again diverge and converge, Elena and Lila stay top neighbors whose respective destinies are mirrored and refracted within the different. they're likewise the embodiments of a country present process momentous swap. throughout the lives of those girls, Ferrante tells the tale of a local, a urban, and a rustic because it is reworked in ways in which, in flip, additionally remodel the connection among her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Ferrante is the writer of 3 prior works of significantly acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The misplaced Daughter. With this novel, the 1st in a tetralogy, she proves herself to be one in every of Italy’s nice storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, plentiful and beneficiant in its narrative information and characterizations, that also is a trendy paintings of literary fiction destined to thrill her many enthusiasts and win new readers to her fiction.

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Download E-books I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Reclaiming Order and Peace PDF

By Glynnis Whitwer

Combining non secular encouragement and sensible software I was So Organized offers a balanced method of discovering order and peace for this day s beaten woman.

I was So Organized addresses the frustrations many girls consider once they cannot get a deal with on their lives. They comprehend, deep of their hearts, they need to be capable to deal with issues. finally, they was equipped . . . ten or two decades in the past. yet now, existence turns out handy them one distraction and problem after one other, and ''helpful technology'' that simply appear to upload to the matter. simply after they imagine they've got ''caught up,'' anything else adjustments, and there s extra to be done.

In this ebook, Glynnis Whitwer addresses the problem of association dependent during this new fact of knowledge overload, overwhelming offerings, elevated expectancies and know-how advances that gained t decelerate. This e-book comprises twenty-three chapters, every one brief adequate for a hectic lady to learn in the course of a lunch holiday. each point of existence comes jointly during this one easy-to-read guide.

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By Glynnis Whitwer

Combining non secular encouragement and sensible software I was So Organized offers a balanced method of discovering order and peace for this day s beaten woman.

I was So Organized addresses the frustrations many girls consider once they cannot get a deal with on their lives. They comprehend, deep of their hearts, they need to be capable to deal with issues. finally, they was equipped . . . ten or two decades in the past. yet now, existence turns out handy them one distraction and problem after one other, and ''helpful technology'' that simply appear to upload to the matter. simply after they imagine they've got ''caught up,'' anything else adjustments, and there s extra to be done.

In this ebook, Glynnis Whitwer addresses the problem of association dependent during this new fact of knowledge overload, overwhelming offerings, elevated expectancies and know-how advances that gained t decelerate. This e-book comprises twenty-three chapters, every one brief adequate for a hectic lady to learn in the course of a lunch holiday. each point of existence comes jointly during this one easy-to-read guide.

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Download E-books Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science: Findings from International Research PDF

By Silvester Popescu-Willigmann

Gender equality in technological know-how is an important problem for larger schooling platforms, that are dealing with many constraints. This publication provides many of the most modern learn findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women’s careers in technological know-how and examine. the amount offers insights into the examine procedure from a feminine profession standpoint, and highlights the teachings girls can examine from the findings with the intention to advertise their very own careers.

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By Silvester Popescu-Willigmann

Gender equality in technological know-how is an important problem for larger schooling platforms, that are dealing with many constraints. This publication provides many of the most modern learn findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women’s careers in technological know-how and examine. the amount offers insights into the examine procedure from a feminine profession standpoint, and highlights the teachings girls can examine from the findings with the intention to advertise their very own careers.

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Download E-books How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life PDF

By Joanna Barsh

The striking discoveries approximately what drives and sustains profitable girls leaders.

Based on 5 years of proprietary learn, How amazing girls Lead speaks to you as no different booklet has, with its hopeful outlook and particular principles approximately luck. it is the new "right stuff" of management, elevating provocative concerns similar to even if female management qualities (for men and women) are higher fitted to our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and more and more advanced global.

The authors, McKinsey & corporation specialists Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, determine the hyperlinks among pleasure, happiness, and specified functionality with the groundbreaking version of based management.

The book's own tales and similar insights convey you the magic that occurs in the event you placed the 5 parts of established Leadership–meaning, framing, connecting, enticing, and energizing–to paintings. They include:

• How Alondra de l. a. Parra equipped on her strengths and passions to infuse her existence with which means and make her method within the male-dominated international of orchestra conducting
• How Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon, kept away from a downward spiral whilst the corporate grew to become down by means of "firing herself" on Friday and re-emerging on Monday because the "new" turnaround CEO
• How Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not just helped her develop yet have been additionally her ballast for dealing with tough own times
•How Eileen Naughton recovered after wasting her dream task, touchdown on her toes at Google and open to a brand new management chance
• How Julie Coates of Woolworth's Australia makes power key to her expert luck, with reserves for her "second shift" as spouse and mother

How notable ladies Lead is either profoundly relocating and actionable. lady or guy, you will discover your self in its pages and emerge with a realistic plan for breaking via at either paintings and in existence.

From the Hardcover edition.

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By Joanna Barsh

The striking discoveries approximately what drives and sustains profitable girls leaders.

Based on 5 years of proprietary learn, How amazing girls Lead speaks to you as no different booklet has, with its hopeful outlook and particular principles approximately luck. it is the new "right stuff" of management, elevating provocative concerns similar to even if female management qualities (for men and women) are higher fitted to our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and more and more advanced global.

The authors, McKinsey & corporation specialists Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, determine the hyperlinks among pleasure, happiness, and specified functionality with the groundbreaking version of based management.

The book's own tales and similar insights convey you the magic that occurs in the event you placed the 5 parts of established Leadership–meaning, framing, connecting, enticing, and energizing–to paintings. They include:

• How Alondra de l. a. Parra equipped on her strengths and passions to infuse her existence with which means and make her method within the male-dominated international of orchestra conducting
• How Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon, kept away from a downward spiral whilst the corporate grew to become down by means of "firing herself" on Friday and re-emerging on Monday because the "new" turnaround CEO
• How Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not just helped her develop yet have been additionally her ballast for dealing with tough own times
•How Eileen Naughton recovered after wasting her dream task, touchdown on her toes at Google and open to a brand new management chance
• How Julie Coates of Woolworth's Australia makes power key to her expert luck, with reserves for her "second shift" as spouse and mother

How notable ladies Lead is either profoundly relocating and actionable. lady or guy, you will discover your self in its pages and emerge with a realistic plan for breaking via at either paintings and in existence.

From the Hardcover edition.

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