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Goddess Shift

This jam-packed volume features inspiration from some of the world’s most influential women. Read More »

The Thing Around Your Neck

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie follows up her acclaimed novel Half a Yellow Sun with this bold short-story collection. Read More »

A Woman Among Warlords

Malalai Joya’s story could have easily ended as a quick headline about Afghanistan’s promising young parliamentarian, a symbol of budding freedom and women’s progress. In A Woman Among Warlords, Malalai Joya tells her version of the story, which is not so neatly packaged. Read More »

A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman

Just before her 30th birthday, Lisa Shannon was living a “normal” American life. Victorian bungalow, successful business, perfect fiancé. Read More »

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Changing the world with Literature

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Cambodia: Bloggers promote Khmer Literature

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As We Forgive

Fifteen years ago in Rwanda, a hundred days of rampant killings left a million dead and a nation shattered to its core by genocide. Today, the people of Rwanda continue on a path toward recovery—a recovery that is largely dependent on acts of forgiveness. Read More »

Pakistan: Women and Fiction Today

With three acclaimed novels behind her, writer Uzma Aslam Khan undoes formulaic assumptions of her homeland. Read More »

"We felt suffocated by the nervousness about our appearing in public, but also by the cruel irony that some of the nervousness was justified."

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

In her powerful new memoir, The Blue Sweater, Acumen Fund founder Jacqueline Novogratz reflects on her personal fight against global poverty and the future of sustainable philanthropy. Read More »

Burnt Shadows

Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie’s latest novel, Burnt Shadows, is an epic story of new beginnings. It opens in 1945 when Hiroko Tanaka, a young Japanese woman, and Konrad Weiss, a German man, fall in love and plan to marry. But their plans are obliterated in an instant when Konrad is killed in the bombing of Nagasaki. Read More »

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