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The Resource Women talking, Miriam Toews

Women talking, Miriam Toews

Label
Women talking
Title
Women talking
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Toews
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively began to share the details of the attacks -- waking up sore and bleeding and not understanding why -- their stories were chalked up to 'wild female imagination.' Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. Eight women, all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their colony and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in, meet secretly in a hayloft with the intention of making a decision about how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. They have two days to make a plan, while the men of the colony are away in the city attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists (not ghosts as it turns out but local men) and bring them home. How should we live? How should we love? How should we treat one another? How should we organise our societies? These are questions the women in Women Talking ask one another
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Toews, Miriam
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.T6113
LC item number
W66 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mennonite women
  • Rape victims
  • Demonology
  • Conspiracies
  • Religious communities
  • Large type books
Label
Women talking, Miriam Toews
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865771
Lccn
2019008275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1088651225
  • (OCoLC)1088651225
  • 1009026
Label
Women talking, Miriam Toews
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865771
Lccn
2019008275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1088651225
  • (OCoLC)1088651225
  • 1009026

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