Friday 24 August 2018

FORGOTTEN WOMEN: The Writers by Zing Tsjeng

Putting 48 pioneering and innovative female writers firmly back on the modern map. The women who shaped and were erased from our history. 

FORGOTTEN WOMEN is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map.

Earlier this year I reviewed the first two books in this wonderful and empowering series--The Leaders and The Scientists--so, of course I was interested in checking out the next two.

The first thing I have to mention is that this hardback edition is beautiful. The pages inside are thick and colourful, rich with information about each writer's life and achievements. As well as accompanied by lovely illustrations. 

The design of this book is simply stunning.

I'm a writer myself, and a huge reader, so I was surprised to find that I hadn't heard or read the majority of women mentioned within these pages. So it's also a great introduction to a bunch of new potential authors to look forward to.
Forgotten Women: The Writers is both informative and gorgeous. It's a treasure trove of information about important women in history that deserve a lot more attention than they get. Ranging from poets, to novelists, historians and journalists, this book covers a lot of very cool territory.

This is another one I'm very proud to add to my feminist keeper shelf!

Forgotten Women: The Writers, September 2018, ISBN 9781788400183, Cassell

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