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 Agosin
     
 

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

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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.

 

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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

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1War and Remembrance
Wind and Widow3
The Son of Man4
The War7
A Life13
An Estate of Memory16
A War Letter27
My War in Four Episodes28
Conversation with a Stone36
Liberation Day39
War and Memory47
Baghdad Diary56
Object Permanence64
Blind Chinese Soldiers65
Deadline70
2Imprisonment and Censorship
Dedication75
Prologue76
Freedom from Fear80
The Border Patrol State85
Auschwitz91
The Legend of Miss Sasagawara93
The Censors107
A Window on Soweto110
North American Time116
Piercing the Blockade120
The Prisoner124
Gemutlich126
Block 4 Barrack 4 "Apt" C128
Threads Drawn from the Heart129
3Childhood
A Dead Child Speaks139
Indian Mother140
On the Road at Night There Stands a Man142
My City: A Hong Kong Story143
My Father Would Recall147
Child's Memory148
The Storm: A Poem in Five Parts150
The Break158
I Won't Christen You163
My Father and My Mother Went Out to Hunt169
All But My Life170
The Child of the Enemy176
A Little Arab Girl's First Day at School178
Dotty Noona180
Diaspora186
4Exiles and Refugees
Song191
The Aftermath192
Exile202
Packing My Bags209
Beauty Contest212
A Woman in Exile213
Mother Tongue220
Bosnia, or What Europe Means to Us223
The Moon, the Wind, the Year, the Day230
Border Country235
Exile239
5Domestic and Political Violence
War Pictures243
Against the Pleasure Principle244
Nada250
My Harem Frontiers259
Musee des Faux Arts261
Female Goods264
Child of the Dark265
Language and Shame274
As a Blackwoman277
The Colonel279
Six Days: Some Rememberings280
The Ritual of Sati286
6Resistance and Refusal
City of Fire289
That Other World That Was the World290
Diary299
Arriving at the Plaza304
The Trikeri Journal307
The Dance in Jinotega311
Encounter314
E. F. Schumacher Memorial Lecture316
The Hour of Truth320
The Reciters335
Justice347
The Writer's Commitment348
world view352
Notes on Contributors353
Copyrights and Permissions363

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