A Map of Hope: Women's Writing on Human Rights-An International Literary Anthology / Edition 1

A Map of Hope: Women's Writing on Human Rights-An International Literary Anthology / Edition 1

by Marjorie Agosín
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813526264

ISBN-13: 9780813526263

Pub. Date: 06/01/1999

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The first international anthology to explore women’s human rights from a literary perspective.

More than half a century after the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, women throughout the world still struggle for social and political justice. Many fight back with the only tools of resistance they possess—words. A Map of Hope presents a

Overview

The first international anthology to explore women’s human rights from a literary perspective.

More than half a century after the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, women throughout the world still struggle for social and political justice. Many fight back with the only tools of resistance they possess—words. A Map of Hope presents a collection of 77 extraordinary literary works documenting the ways women writers have spoken out about human rights issues.

Writers young and old, known and unknown, explore the dimensions of terror, the unspeakable atrocities of war, and the possibilities of resistance and refusal against all odds. Their poems, essays, memoirs, and brief histories examine issues that affect the condition of women in war, prison camps, exile, and as victims of domestic and political violence.

A Map of Hope presents diverse women writers who have created a literature of global consciousness and justice. Their works give a face, an image, and a human dimension to the dehumanization of human rights violations. The collection allows readers to hear voices that have decided to make a difference. It goes beyond geography and ethnic groups; writers from around the globe are united by the universal dimensions of horror and deprivation, as well as the unique common struggle for justice and solidarity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813526263
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mary Robinsonix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsxxv
One: War and Remembrance
Lê Thi Mây (Vietnam) Wind and Widow3
Natalia Ginzburg (Italy) The Son of Man4
Marguerite Duras (France) The War7
Fadwa Tuqan (Jordan) A Life13
Ilona Karmel (Poland) An Estate of Memory16
Ferida Durakovic (Bosnia) A War Letter27
Susan Rubin Suleiman (Hungary/USA) My War in Four
Episodes28
Wislawa Szymborska (Poland) Conversation with a Stone36
Christa Wolf(Germany) Liberation Day39
June Jordan (USA) War and Memory47
Nuha Al Radi (Iraq) Baghdad Diary56
Dzvinia Orlowsky (Ukraine) Object Permanence64
Taiko Hirabayashi (Japan) BlindChinese Soldiers65
Barbara Kingsolver (USA) Deadline70
Two: Imprisonment and Censorship
Anna Akhmatova (Russia) Dedication75
Anna Akhmatova Prologue76
Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma) Freedom from Fear80
Leslie MarmonSilko (USA) The Border Patrol State85
Charlotte Delbo (France) Auschwitz91
Hisaye Yamamoto (USA) The Legend of Miss Sasagawara93
Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina) The Censors107
Joyce Sikakane (South Africa) A Window on Soweto110
Adrienne Rich (USA) North American Time116
Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt) Piercing the Blockade120
Angelina Muñiz-Huberman (Mexico) The Prisoner124
Maria Banus (Romania) Gemütlich126
Mitsuye Yamada (Japan/USA) Block 4 Barrack 4 "Apt" C128
Sheila Cassidy (Great Britain) Threads Drawn from the
Heart129
Three: Childhood
Nelly Sachs (Germany/Sweden) A Dead Child Speaks139
Rosario Castellanos (Mexico) Indian Mother140
Dahlia Ravikovitch (Israel) On the Road at Night There
Stands a Man142
Xi Xi (Hong Kong) My City: A Hong Kong Story143
Anna Swir (Poland) My Father Would Recall147
Eleni Fourtouni (Greece) Child's Memory148
Meena Alexander (India/USA) The Storm: A Poem in Five
Parts150
May Opitz (Germany) The Break158
Elsa Spartioti (Greece) I Won't Christen You163
Yona Wallach (Israel) My Father and My Mother Went Out
to Hunt169
Gerda Weissman Klein (Poland/USA) All But My Life170
Ursula Duba (Germany) The Child of the Enemy176
Assia Djebar (Algeria) A Little Arab Girl's First Day
at School178
Salwa Bakr (Egypt) Dotty Noona180
Diana Der-Hovanessian (Armenia/USA) Diaspora186
Four: Exiles and Refugees
Muriel Rukeyser (USA) Song191
Agate Nesaule (Latvia/USA) The Aftermath192
Eva Hoffman (Poland/Canada) Exile202
Claribel Alegría (El Salvador) Packing My Bags209
Janice Mirikitani (USA) Beauty Contest212
Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran) A Woman in Exile213
Demetria Martínez (USA) Mother Tongue220
Slavenka Drakulic (Bosnia) Bosnia, or What Europe Means
to Us223
Ana Pizarro (Chile) The Moon, the Wind, the Year, the
Day230
Alicia Nitecki (Poland/USA) Border Country235
Tatyana Mamonova (Russia) Exile239
Five: Domestic and Political Violence
Carol Dine (USA) War Pictures243
Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi (Somalia) Against the Pleasure
Principle244
Judith Ortíz Cofer (USA) Nada250
Fatima Mernissi (Morocco) My Harem Frontiers259
Rose Styron (USA) Musée des Faux Arts261
Taslima Nassrin (Bangladesh) Female Goods264
Carolina María de Jesus (Brazil) Child of the Dark265
Meena Alexander (India/USA) Language and Shame274
Maud Sulter (Ghana) As a Blackwoman277
Carolyn Forché (USA) The Colonel279
Grace Paley (USA) Six Days: Some Rememberings280
Gita Chattopadhyay (India) The Ritual of Sati286
Six: Resistance and Refusal
Joy Harjo (USA) City of Fire289
Nadine Gordimer (South Africa) That Other World That
Was the World290
Anne Frank (Germany/Holland) Diary299
Matilde Mellibovsky (Argentina) Arriving at the Plaza304
Victoria Theodorou (Greece) The Trikeri Journal307
Grace Paley (USA) The Dance in Jinotega311
Grace Akello (Uganda) Encounter314
Petra Kelly (Germany) E. F. Schumacher Memorial Lecture316
Isabel Allende (Chile) The Hour of Truth320
Agate Nesaule (Latvia/USA) The Reciters335
Maro Markarian (Armenia) Justice347
Claribel Alegría (El Salvador) The Writer's
Commitment348
Hattie Gossett (USA) world view352
Notes on Contributors353
Copyrights and Permissions363

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