A blog which discusses books written by women

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

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Emma Donoghue – Room

‘“What’s wrong with needing?” “It’s hard to explain.” … “My teeth feel a bit better if I stop thinking about them,” she tells me. “How come?” “It’s called mind over matter. If we don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”’ Spoiler alert: this post contains major spoilers. Disclaimer: I am not claiming to be an expert on…

Marleen Haushofer – Die Wand

‘Ich habe den Phantasielosen ihren Mangel nie angekreidet, manchmal habe ich sie sogar um ihn beneidet. Sie hatten ein leichteres und angenehmeres Leben als die anderen.’ ‘Ich fürchte mich auch heute noch, weil ich weiß, dass ich nur leben kann, wenn ich gewisse Dinge nicht begreife.’ Spoiler alert: this post contains some spoilers. Disclaimer: I…

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor – Dust

‘… the loudest protests were created out of whispers. To protect new post-independence citizen children, like most new Kenya parents denying soul betrayals, Nyipir built illusions of another Kenya, shouting out the words of the national anthem when he could as if the volume alone would remove the rust eating into national hopes. Keeping mouths,…