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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,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 11 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: Conversations with My Psychiatrist by Baek Sehee, translated by Anton Hur
    I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: Conversations with My Psychiatrist - by Baek Sehee, translated by Anton Hur

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526648099 | ISBN 10: 1526648091

    THE PHENOMENAL KOREAN BESTSELLER, OVER 100,000 COPIES SOLD IN HARDBACK   TRANSLATED BY INTERNATIONAL BOOKER SHORTLISTEE ANTON HUR   'Will strike a chord with anyone who feels that their public life is at odds with how they really feel inside.' ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom and the Fight to be Heard by Nahid Shahalimi (Editor) with a Foreword by Margaret Atwood
    We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom and the Fight to be Heard - by Nahid Shahalimi (Editor) with a Foreword by Margaret Atwood

    £16.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780735246003 | ISBN 10: 0735246009

    A collection of first-hand accounts from courageous Afghan women who refuse to be silenced in the face of the Taliban, to be published for the first anniversary of the US leaving Afghanistan.  After decades of significant progress, the prospects ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wisdom of Tea: Life Lessons from the Japanese Tea Ceremony by Noriko Morishita
    The Wisdom of Tea: Life Lessons from the Japanese Tea Ceremony - by Noriko Morishita

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781911630647 | ISBN 10: 1911630644

    For more than 25 years Noriko Morishita has studied and practised the intricate rules of the famous Japanese Tea Ceremony, trying to master its complexities in order to find inner peace.   In this vivid account of her experience of the univer ... 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 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 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 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 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 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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