WIT Month Reading

While I’m still reading some of the books I mentioned recently, I read Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, translated by Sherif Hetata for Women in Translation Month this weekend.

This story is brutal but a must read. More so than the story of a woman facing death row it is about a patriarchal society that has been against her  and what led to her complete disillusionment with life that death seems like finally being free and that she has the power over her life. I’ll try to do a bit more of a recap but I do recommend this one.

How about you, have you been reading something for #WITMonth? I wanted to share a couple of links with you in case you need some inspiration on what to pick next:

Here’s an article from Restless Books from last year with some recommendations. They are currently having a sale on selection fo Women in Translation books.

Words without Borders is always a great source for books from across the world and they also have a list of recent books by Women Writers. I’ve only read Convenience Store Woman by Sayakua Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori. I really liked this one so I can definitely recommend it.

I’ve also recently discovered Asymptote which is an online journal devoted to unlocking the literary treasures across the world.

If you are looking to add more titles to your bookshelves, take a look at Open Letter Books which is running a promotion and offering 40% off on titles throughout August. I had to get some titles so I’ll share what I got when they arrive.

I hope you are discovering lots of great writers and learning more about other cultures. I’m not sure what my next book for WIT month will be but I’ll keep you posted.

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