'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent
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.
The Writers celebrates 48* unsung genius female writers from throughout history and across the world, including the Girl Stunt Reporters, who went undercover to write exposés on the ills of 1890s America; Aemilia Lanyer, the contemporary of Shakespeare whose polemical re-writing of The Bible's Passion Story is regarded as one of the earliest feminist works of literature; and Sarojini Naidu, the freedom fighter and 'Nightingale of India' whose poetry echoed her political desire for Indian independence.
Including writers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines including poets, journalists, novelists, essayists and diarists, this is an alternative gynocentric history of literature that will surprise, empower, and leave you with a reading list a mile long.
*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
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About the Author
Zing Tsjeng is the UK editor of VIC E.com's female-oriented channel BROADLY. The channel focuses on women's issues and interests and has been hailed as "the slickest feminist platform around". Zing has also become a spokesperson for millennial women, debating at Telegraph Women events, twice appearing on Late Night Woman's Hour and writing for Dazed, the Guardian and BROADLY.
womenwhodraw.com is the first open directory of female professional illustrators from around the world. It has been featured in Vogue and on the Huffington Post.
The New Historia: Gina Luria Walker is Professor of Women's Studies at The New School in New York City. She is Director of The New Historia, dedicated to the discovery, recovery and authoritative reclamation of women of the past through time and around the globe. The New Historia honours earlier women by telling their stories and sharing their strategies that inspire us to be sturdy and brave. In them we find our foremothers, transforming and remaking our ideas about history and ourselves.