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Bloody woman

By: Publisher: Wellington : Bridget Williams Books, 2021Description: 200 pages ; 22 cmISBN:
  • 1988587999
  • 9781988587998
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Summary: "This wayfinding set of essays, by acclaimed writer and critic Lana Lopesi, explores the overlap of being a woman and Samoan. Writing on ancestral ideas of womanhood appears alongside contemporary reflections on women's experiences and the Pacific. These essays lead into the messy and the sticky, the whispered conversations and the unspoken. As Lopesi writes, 'Bloody Woman has been scary to write... In putting words to my years of thinking, following the blood and revealing the evidence board in my mind, I am breaking a silence to try to understand something. It feels terrifying, but right.' These acts of self-revelation ultimately seek to open up new spaces, to acknowledge the narratives not yet written, and the voices to come"--Publisher information.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Contextual Studies
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Book Book Whitecliffe Library NZ & Pacific NZ & Pacific NZ&P HQ 1240 LOP (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 0014063

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"This wayfinding set of essays, by acclaimed writer and critic Lana Lopesi, explores the overlap of being a woman and Samoan. Writing on ancestral ideas of womanhood appears alongside contemporary reflections on women's experiences and the Pacific. These essays lead into the messy and the sticky, the whispered conversations and the unspoken. As Lopesi writes, 'Bloody Woman has been scary to write... In putting words to my years of thinking, following the blood and revealing the evidence board in my mind, I am breaking a silence to try to understand something. It feels terrifying, but right.' These acts of self-revelation ultimately seek to open up new spaces, to acknowledge the narratives not yet written, and the voices to come"--Publisher information.

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