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  • UNDERGROUND RAILROAD  -  Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner 2017
    UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner 2017
    WHITEHEAD COLSON
    ISBN: 9780708898406
    Title: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner 2017
    Author: WHITEHEAD COLSON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR FICTION 2016

    WINNER PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017


    Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.

    In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

    At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America, from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST : A FEMINIST MANIFESTO
    WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST : A FEMINIST MANIFESTO
    CRISPIN JESSA
    ISBN: 9781863959056
    Title: WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST : A FEMINIST MANIFESTO
    Author: CRISPIN JESSA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jessa Crispin, cultural critic and founder of Bookslut, offers a brilliant rejection of contemporary feminism—and demands something better.

    Somewhere along the way, Jessa Crispin argues, the feminist movement sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, she demands more.

    Why I Am Not A Feminist is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WOMANKIND
    WOMANKIND
    ISBN: 9772203585004
    Title: WOMANKIND
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: WOMANKIND MAGAZINE
    RRP: $14.95

    Price: $14.95
  • WRITING LIFE : Helen Garner and Her Work
    WRITING LIFE : Helen Garner and Her Work
    BRENNAN BERNADETTE
    ISBN: 9781925498035
    Title: WRITING LIFE : Helen Garner and Her Work
    Author: BRENNAN BERNADETTE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Helen Garner is one of Australia’s most important, and some would say, most admired living writers. That admiration is inspired by a sense that she is honest, authentic and fearless in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained by the rules of literary form. She appears to write so much of herself into her non-fiction, and many of her own experiences inform her fiction.

    But who is the ‘I’ in Helen Garner’s work?

    Dr Bernadette Brennan has had access to previously unavailable papers in Garner’s archive, and she provides a lively and rigorous reading of the books, journals and correspondence of one of Australia’s most beloved women of letters. A Writing Life is the first full-length study of Garner’s work, a literary portrait that maps Garner’s writing against the different stages of her life.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
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