Women Who Light the Dark

Author: Paola Gianturco
Publisher: powerHouse Books
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A photojournalist looks at individual women working to improve their lives and their communities in fifteen countries on five continents.

Under the Lights and In the Dark

Author: Gwendolyn Oxenham
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785781545
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Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional football players around the world – from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights. Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Gwendolyn Oxenham tells the stories of the phenoms, underdogs, and nobodies – players willing to follow the game wherever it takes them. Under the Lights and in the Dark takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who trains in an underground men’s league in New York City; to English national Fara Williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team. Oxenham takes us to Voronezh, Russia, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, and to a refugee camp in Denmark, where Nadia Nadim, now a Danish international star, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban. Whether you’re a newcomer to the sport or a die-hard fan, this is an inspiring book about stars’ beginnings and adventures, struggles and hardship, and, above all, the time-honored romance of the game.

Women in Dark Times

Author: Jacqueline Rose
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408845393
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Jacqueline Rose's new book begins with three remarkable women: revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg; German–Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism; film icon and consummate performer Marilyn Monroe. Together these women have a shared story to tell, as they blaze a trail across some of the most dramatic events of the last century – revolution, totalitarianism, the American dream. Enraged by injustice, they are each in touch with what is most painful about being human, bound together by their willingness to bring the unspeakable to light. Taking the argument into the present are today's women, courageous individuals involved in some of the cruellest realities of our times. Grappling with the reality of honour killing – notably through the stories of Shafilea Ahmed, Fadime Sahindal and Heshu Yones – Rose argues that the work of feminism is far from done. In the final three chapters, she celebrates the work of three brilliant contemporary artists – Esther Shalev-Gerz, Yael Bartana and Thérèse Oulton – whose work grows out of an unflinching engagement with all that is darkest in the modern world. Women in Dark Times shows us how these visionary women offer a new template for feminism. Taking their stand against the iniquities of our times, they tread a path between public and private pain, confronting us with what we need most urgently, but also often, cannot bear to see.

Sister Light Sister Dark

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034511
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A warrior woman and her dark twin are destined to remake the world in this “powerful” tale, the first in a trilogy by a World Fantasy Award winner (Newsweek). Legend foretold the child named Jenna, who was three-times orphaned before she could crawl, a fate that would leave her in the hands of women who worshipped the benevolent goddess Great Alta. In this world without men, Jenna comes of age, learning quickly the skills of close combat. But her most powerful gift lies elsewhere: a mirror sister who emerges only in the darkness—a twin named Skada—and shares the soul of the young, white-haired warrior who might well be the goddess reborn. But if Jenna is, in truth, the one whose coming is awaited, there is cause for great alarm among those who rule the Dales, for the prophecy speaks of upheaval and change, and a devastating end of all things. An incomparable world-builder and one of America’s premier fantasists, the remarkable Jane Yolen begins a three-part saga as inventive, intelligent, and exciting as anything that has ever been produced in the literature of the fantastic. Brilliantly contrasting the “true” story of Jenna with the later myths, poetry, and so-called scholarship that her coming engendered, Yolen creates a culture as richly imagined as those found in the acclaimed novels of Ursula K. Le Guin. A truly magnificent work, Sister Light, Sister Dark takes fantasy fiction to wondrous places it has never gone before.

Beyond My Yesterdays

Author: Jeannie Keneley
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630472220
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While many have written on the subject of divorce and healing through adversity, few have opened their hearts as fully as Jeannie Keneley does in Beyond My Yesterdays to give us insight into the extremely private world of despair and devastation in the process of healing from abuse, betrayal, and abandonment. Jeannie is a full-time Christian author and speaker with a passionate heart for the hurting, and an encouraging message for anyone that finds themselves lonely and lost in the process of life. Gleaning from the biblical story of the Woman at the Well, Jeannie paints a story of two women separated by two thousand years of history, but intrinsically woven together by one shared experience. As we look at these women, our eyes are opened to new insights and truths of the magnificent power of healing through God's amazing grace.

Fair Women Dark Men

Author: Peter Frost
Publisher: Cybereditions Corporation
ISBN: 9781877275722
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Frost examines whether color prejudice or black slavery came first. Did slavery create negative feelings toward dark skin? Or was it the other way around? Frost argues that skin color had a very different meaning before slavery, as the main difference in skin color (among people of a similar ethnic background) was among men and women; women had fairer skin than men. With the rise of black slavery, the feelings rooted in this earlier meaning of skin color took on a new role.

People Who Eat Darkness

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 1466820020
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Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, covered Lucie's disappearance and followed the massive search for her, the long investigation, and the even longer trial. Over ten years, he earned the trust of her family and friends, won unique access to the Japanese detectives and Japan's convoluted legal system, and delved deep into the mind of the man accused of the crime, Joji Obara, described by the judge as "unprecedented and extremely evil." The result is a book at once thrilling and revelatory, "In Cold Blood for our times" (Chris Cleave, author of Incendiary and Little Bee). The People Who Eat Darkness is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

At the Dark End of the Street

Author: Danielle L. McGuire
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307389243
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A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.

Radiant

Author: Marian Jordan
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805446729
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Through author Marian Jordan's modern anecdotes and the Bible's eternal truths, young women are encouraged to shine for the Lord in an ever darkening world