Today we’re highlighting Part II of our best/most popular book reviews on Gender Across Borders (to read more about our “Best of Series,” click here). Check out Part I of the list here. Feel free to peruse our Literature section for more book reviews on GAB, or join in on our monthly book club, which is relaunching in January 2012. Enjoy!
“Eve Ensler and the Inauthentic Monologue” by Tahira Khalid
In all honesty, I appreciate Ensler’s work and I do see the merit in it. I would love, in fact, it would make me feel whole, to see Ensler’s hopes for girls around the world come true in reality because I know that there are atrocities being committed every, every day
“Book Review: A Thousand Sisters” by Colleen Hodgetts
This book is a shock to the system. A Thousand Sisters follows the unorthodox story of Lisa Shannon, the founder of the now successful and widely supported Run for Congo Women. The book chronicles Lisa’s evolution from the time she first hears of the systematic rapes in a foreign country to the end of her second trip to the DRC.
“Book Review: ‘Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex,’ by Erica Jong” by Jessica Mack
This book encompasses all of the diverse extremes that define sexuality. Some women write as self-proclaimed “prudes,” while others explore their sluttiness. We get to know the innocent sexual inklings of a four-year old, and soon after the wizened sexuality of a ninety-year old. We witness revolutionary sex, queer sex, secretive sex, and pre-double mastectomy and hysterectomy sex. All of it is to reflect how very, very complicated sexuality is, and that it simply cannot be unwound from the violence, obsession, loss, and ecstasy of our daily lives.
You can read Part I of the Best of GAB Book Reviews here. Stay tuned for tomorrow, when we highlight the best film reviews!