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 and Miriam Toews makes them the questions we must all ask ourselves
Summary
Based on real events, Women Talking is the story of eight women in a remote Mennonite colony who face an agonizing decision in the aftermath of a series of unspeakable sexual crimes
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10688987
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toews, Miriam
Dewey number
C813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Rape
  • Mennonite women
  • Rape victims
  • Demonology
  • Women
  • Mennonites
  • Bolivia
Target audience
adult
Label
Women talking, Miriam Toews
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780571340323
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Women talking, Miriam Toews
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780571340323
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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