Sisterhood Is Global

Sisterhood Is Global

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Edited by Robin Morgan
The International Women's Movement Anthology

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ISBN: 9781558611603
Publication Date: 11-01-1996

Introduction by Robin Morgan

Sisterhood Is Global has been revered as the essential feminist text on the international women's movement since its first appearance, when it was hailed as "a historic publishing event." The anthology features original essays Morgan commissioned from a deliberately eclectic mix of women both famous and lesser-known-grass-roots activists, politicians, scholars, guerillas, novelists, social scientists, and journalists, representing seventy countries, from every region and political system, with particular emphasis on the Global South. These truth-telling, impassioned essays celebrate the diversity as well as the similarity of women's experience; they also reveal shared female rage, vision, and pragmatic strategies for worldwide feminist solidarity and political transformation.

The first such international collection, Sisterhood Is Global became an instant classic and remains unequaled in its breadth and comprehensiveness. The book covers Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and includes moving essays from such distinguished writers as Marjorie Agosin (Chile), Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Shulamit Aloni (Israel), Peggy Antrobus (Caribbean), Simone de Beauvoir (France), Lidia Falcon (Spain), Hema Goonatilake (Sri Lanka), Fatima Mernessi (Morocco), Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt), Ana Titkow (Poland), Marilyn Waring (New Zealand), and Xiao Lu (China).

"The Whole Feminist Catalogue: A fascinating compendium." —New York Times Book Review

"[A] vast amount of cultural and factual information . . . a powerful contribution to the literature of women's studies and human rights." —Booklist

"One of the most important human documents of the century." —Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

"No reader, classroom, or library concerned with women or international politics can afford to be without it." —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road