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The Resource Women talking, Mirian Toews, (Large Print)

Women talking, Mirian Toews, (Large Print)

Label
Women talking
Title
Women talking
Statement of responsibility
Mirian Toews
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively began to share the details of the attacks -- waking up sore and bleeding and not understanding why -- their stories were chalked up to 'wild female imagination'. Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. Eight women, all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their colony and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in, meet secretly in a hayloft with the intention of making a decision about how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. They have two days to make a plan, while the men of the colony are away in the city attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists (not ghosts as it turns out but local men) and bring them home. How should we live? How should we love? How should we treat one another? How should we organise our societies? These are questions the women in Women Talking ask one another
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toews, Miriam
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mennonite women
  • Rape victims
  • Demonology
  • Large type books
Label
Women talking, Mirian Toews, (Large Print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
2019008275
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865771
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019008275
Label
Women talking, Mirian Toews, (Large Print)
Publication
Copyright
Control code
2019008275
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865771
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019008275

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