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Women in Asia -

Related categories: Feminism & Women / World - Asia /
Related booklists: Afghanistan: Women & Women's Rights, Women in China, Women in India, Women's Biography and Autobiography, Asian Women, Aung San Suu Kyi,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 41 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla
    Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India - by Sujatha Gidla

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911547204 | ISBN 10: 1911547208

    ‘My stories, my family’s stories, were not stories in India. They were just life.  When I left and made new friends in a new country, only then did the things that happened to my family, the things we had done, become stories. Stories wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up by Xiaolu Guo
    Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up - by Xiaolu Guo

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784702946 | ISBN 10: 1784702943

    *Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2018* *Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Sunday Times*   Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meatless Days by Sara Suleri
    Meatless Days - by Sara Suleri

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241342466 | ISBN 10: 0241342465

    "Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read"(Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction) Meatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma
    The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom - by Peter Popham

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846043734 | ISBN 10: 1846043735

    Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Released from house arrest in 2010, she led her party to a dramatic victory in Burma’s first free general election in a generation.   Acclaime ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight by Maria Toorpakai
    A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight - by Maria Toorpakai

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509800810 | ISBN 10: 1509800816

    "Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own ... more

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  • The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China's Hidden Mountains - by Choo Waihong

    £17.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784537241 | ISBN 10: 1784537241

    In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the 'Kingdom of Women', where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. This is one of the last matrilinea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
    The Woman Warrior - by Maxine Hong Kingston

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447275220 | ISBN 10: 1447275225

    With an introduction by Xiaolu Guo   A classic memoir set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America.   When we Chinese girls listened to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl
    In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - by Yeonmi Park

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241973035 | ISBN 10: 0241973031

    'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.'   Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur
    Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture - by Gaiutra Bahadur

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849046602 | ISBN 10: 1849046603

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2014 In 1903 a Brahmin woman sailed from India to Guyana as a coolie, the name the British gave to the million indentured labourers they recruited for sugar plantations worldwide after slavery ended. The woman, ... more

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  • Cover image of book I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
    I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781474602112 | ISBN 10: 1474602118

    The highly anticipated memoir of Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl from Pakistan's Swat region who stood up to the Taliban. I come from a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. When the Taliban to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand
    Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary - by Anita Anand

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408835470 | ISBN 10: 1408835479

    In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Strength to Say No: One Girl
    The Strength to Say No: One Girl's Fight Against Forced Marriage - by Rekha Kalindi with Mouhssine Ennaimi

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780720617924 | ISBN 10: 0720617928

    An inspiring true-life story that will resonate among those who decry the oppression of women, Rekha Kalindis book has been a publishing sensation in France and is now published in English for the first time. Kalindis story and her advocacy of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Without You, There is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea
    Without You, There is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea's Elite - by Suki Kim

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846044830 | ISBN 10: 1846044839

    It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Favored Daughter: One Woman
    The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future - by Fawzia Koofi and Nadene Ghouri

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780230342026 | ISBN 10: 0230342027

    As America prepares to draw down its forces in Afghanistan, this story of survival and hope from avoice of the country's most oppressed group could not be more timely.  Born to the second of her father's seven wives in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia ... more

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  • Cover image of book New South Asian Feminisms: Paradoxes and Possibilities by Srila Roy (Editor)
    New South Asian Feminisms: Paradoxes and Possibilities - by Srila Roy (Editor)

    £20.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780321899 | ISBN 10: 1780321899

    South Asian Feminism is in crisis. Under constant attack from right-wing nationalism and religious fundamentalism and co-opted by 'NGO-ization' and neoliberal state agendas, once autonomous and radical forms of feminist mobilization have been ideolog ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blasphemy: The True, Heartbreaking Story of the Woman Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water by Asia Bibi
    Blasphemy: The True, Heartbreaking Story of the Woman Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water - by Asia Bibi

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844088881 | ISBN 10: 184408888x

    Punjab, Pakistan, June 2009.   The temperature is 45 - and Asia has been out picking fruit for several hours. It's exhausting, sweaty work, but Asia and her husband have five children to feed. At midday she goes to the nearest well, picks up ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear Zari: Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan by Zarghuna Kargar
    Dear Zari: Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan - by Zarghuna Kargar

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099542186 | ISBN 10: 0099542188

    Compelling, enlightening, heart-breaking - Dear Zari is a collection of true stories from women in Afghanistan... Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of women across Afghanistan and allows them to tell their stories in their own words: ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    The Dressmaker of Khair Khana - by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848545564 | ISBN 10: 1848545568

    When the Taliban took control of Kabul, Kamila Sidiqi and all the women of Kabul saw their lives transformed. Overnight, they were banned from schools and offices and even forbidden from leaving their front doors on their own. The economy collapsed a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love by Xinran, translated by Nicky Harman
    Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love - by Xinran, translated by Nicky Harman

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099535751 | ISBN 10: 0099535750

    Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is made up of the stories of Chinese mothers whose daughters have been wrenched from them, and also brings us the voices of some adoptive mothers from different parts of the world. These are stories which Xinran ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Honey Gatherers by Mimlu Sen
    The Honey Gatherers - by Mimlu Sen

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846041891 | ISBN 10: 1846041899

    Mimlu Sen is living a bohemian life in Paris when she witnesses an electrifying performance by three wandering minstrels from rural India. They wear flowing, multicoloured robes and play frenetic rhythms on strange instruments made of wood and clay, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Raising My Voice: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out by Malalai Joya
    Raising My Voice: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out - by Malalai Joya

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846041501 | ISBN 10: 1846041503

    Malalai Joya is the youngest and most famous female MP in Afghanistan, whose bravery and vision have won her an international following. She made world headlines with her very first speech, in which she courageously denounced the presence of warlords ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom From Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi
    Freedom From Fear - by Aung San Suu Kyi

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141039497 | ISBN 10: 0141039493

    Aung San Suu Kyi, human-rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, was detained in 1989 by SLORC, the ruling military junta. In 1995 she was freed from six years' house arrest in Ragoon, where she was held as a prisoner of c ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Year in Tibet by Sun Shuyun
    A Year in Tibet - by Sun Shuyun

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007265121 | ISBN 10: 0007265123

    Sun Shuyun grew up in China and has always been fascinated by Tibet and by Buddhism. Accompanied by a television crew, she spent a year in a remote town in the Tibetan mountain area and recorded what life is like for the people there.  Despit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: An Extraordinary Diary of Courage from the Vietnam War by Dang Thuy Tram
    Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: An Extraordinary Diary of Courage from the Vietnam War - by Dang Thuy Tram

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846040764 | ISBN 10: 1846040760

    'I've been up since 4 a.m, preparing for the enemy's attack...'  On June 22 1970, Dang Thuy Tram was killed by an American patrol in South Vietnam. She was an idealistic young doctor trying to defend her patients and, discovered amongst her p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements by Aung San Suu Kyi
    The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements - by Aung San Suu Kyi

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846041433 | ISBN 10: 1846041430

    "Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable and courageous human being. Listen to her voice and be inspired... Burma is the next South Africa."(Archbishop Desmond Tutu) Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi stands alongside Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lam ... more

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  • Cover image of book Perfect Hostage by Justin Wintle
    Perfect Hostage - by Justin Wintle

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099491156 | ISBN 10: 009949115x

    Like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi is an iconic figure, and the best-known prisoner of conscience alive today.  Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, at great personal cost she has steadfastly opposed B ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miss Bangkok: Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute by Bua Boonmee, with Nicola Pierce
    Miss Bangkok: Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute - by Bua Boonmee, with Nicola Pierce

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905379439 | ISBN 10: 1905379439

    'Sometimes I wonder was I born to be unfortunate; is this my life my destiny? I pray to Biddha that this not be the case. My life seems to be that of a country girl who has spent her days escaping from a tiger, only to be eaten by a crocodile. Mine i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daughter of the East: An Autobiography by Benazir Bhutto
    Daughter of the East: An Autobiography - by Benazir Bhutto

    £16.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847390851 | ISBN 10: 1847390854

    Beautiful and charismatic, the daughter of one of Pakistan's most popular leaders - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, hanged by General Zia in 1979 - Benazir Bhutto is not only the first woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state, she achieved a status approachin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long March by Sun Shuyun
    The Long March - by Sun Shuyun

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007194803 | ISBN 10: 0007194803

    Every nation has its founding myth, and for modern China it is the Long March.  In 1934, the fledgling Communist Party and its 200,000 strong armies were forced out of their bases by Chiang Kaishek and his National troops. Walking more than 1 ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Violence of Normal Times: Essays on Women
    The Violence of Normal Times: Essays on Women's Lived Realities - by Kalpana Kannabiran

    £45.00   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9788188965069 | ISBN 10: 8188965065

    This volume attempts to look at the experience and articulation of violence against women in relation to feminist debates and organising on the issue, and the positive/ negative responses to that articulation, particularly from the standpoint of law ... more

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  • Cover image of book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
    First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers - by Loung Ung

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781840185195 | ISBN 10: 1840185198

    Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights and being cheeky to her parents.  When ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams, Questions, Struggles: South Asian Women in Britain by Amrit Wilson
    Dreams, Questions, Struggles: South Asian Women in Britain - by Amrit Wilson

    £22.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780745318479 | ISBN 10: 0745318479

    This book testifies to a multiplicity of struggles, individual and collective, through which South Asian women, across divisions of class, community, age and religion, are seeking to take control of their lives. It looks at the role of the British s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sky Burial by Xinran
    Sky Burial - by Xinran

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099461937 | ISBN 10: 0099461935

    As a young girl in China Xinran heard a rumour about a soldier in Tibet who had been brutally fed to the vultures in a ritual known as a sky burial: the tale frightened and fascinated her. Several decades later Xinran met Shu Wen, a Chinese woman who ... more

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  • Cover image of book Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda
    Autobiography of a Geisha - by Sayo Masuda

    £12.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099462040 | ISBN 10: 0099462044

    The glamourous world of Kyoto's geisha is familiar to many readers, but Sayo Masuda's tale tells a different story.Masuda was a geisha at a rural hot-springs resort where the realities of sex for sale were unadorned by the trappings of wealth and po ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma
    Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma's Frontiers - by Edith Miranted

    £17.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9789745240506 | ISBN 10: 9745240508

    A new memoir of the author's journeys among the brave indegenous peoples of some of Asia's most remote and violent regions. Knowledgably obsessed with Burma's struggle for freedom, American artist/activist Mirante breaks laws and infiltrates borders, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Thousand Miles Without a Cloud by Sun Shuyun
    Ten Thousand Miles Without a Cloud - by Sun Shuyun

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780007129744 | ISBN 10: 0007129742

    Sun Shuyun grew up in China during the Cultural Revoultion. Each night she listened to her grandmother's forbidden Buddhist prayers. Each day she lived the tenets of her Communist father, an army veteran. But as the Revolution failed even her father' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Violence Against Women in Asian Societies by Linda Rae Bennett & Lenore Manderson
    Violence Against Women in Asian Societies - by Linda Rae Bennett & Lenore Manderson

    £37.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780700717422 | ISBN 10: 0700717420

    Violence against women is a violation of women's human rights and a priority public health issue. It is endemic worldwide. While much has been written about it in industrialized societies, there has been relatively little attention given to such viol ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka by Naila Kabeer
    The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka - by Naila Kabeer

    £27.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781859842065 | ISBN 10: 1859842062

    In this path-breaking study, social economist Naila Kabeer examines the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers in Bangladesh and Britain to shed light on the question of what constitutes 'fair' competition in international trade. She argues that if th ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Not Speaking Chinese: Living Between Asia and the West by Ien Ang
    On Not Speaking Chinese: Living Between Asia and the West - by Ien Ang

    £25.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780415259132 | ISBN 10: 0415259134

    In this major new book, leading cultural thinker Ien Ang engages with urgent questions of identity in an age of globalization and diaspora. The starting point for Ang's discussion is the experience of visiting Taiwan. Ang, a person of Chinese descent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aung San Suu Kyi: Standing Up for Democracy in Burma by Bettina Ling
    Aung San Suu Kyi: Standing Up for Democracy in Burma - by Bettina Ling

    £11.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781558611979 | ISBN 10: 1558611975

    When Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, she was unable to accept the prize in person. The military dictatorship controlling her country, Burma, had placed her under house arrest for her efforts to establish a democratic gover ... more

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  • Cover image of book Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam by Karen Gottschang Turner with Phan Thanh Hao
    Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam - by Karen Gottschang Turner with Phan Thanh Hao

    £12.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780471327233 | ISBN 10: 0471327239

    A searing chronicle of wartime experiences, Even the Women must Fight probes the cultural legacy of North Vietnam's American War. Unflinching in its portrayal of hardship, valor, and personal sacrifice, this wrenching account is nothing short of a re ... more

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