Because I Am A Girl

Because I Am A Girl

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Random House, Inc.
Eight authors, eight countries, eight unforgettable stories.

Authors Tim Butcher, Xiaolu Guo, Joanne Harris, Kathy Lette, Henning Mankell, Deborah Moggach, Marie Phillips and Irvine Welsh visited eight different countries and spoke to young women and girls about their lives, struggles and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings about prejudice, abuse and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes.

Gardners
A collection of writings about prejudice, abuse, and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes towards girls.

Independent Publishing Group
Seven writers, including Joanne Harris, Marie Phillips, and Irvine Welsh, spent time with a charity promoting the development of women and girlsand were inspired to write an extraordinary array of stories and essays that statistics cannot convey
Irvine Welsh tells a story of prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, while Xiaolu Guo tells of a policeman with a Khmer Rouge past. Marie Phillips takes on the sexual abuse of Ugandan schoolgirlsand the outcome of the abuse. Seven authors have visited seven different countriesBrazil, Togo, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Uganda, Ghana, and the Dominican Republicand spoken to young women and girls about their lives, struggles, and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings based on the girls' true stories, about prejudice, abuse, and neglect, but also about courage, resilience, and changing attitudes.


Publisher: London : Vintage books, c2010
ISBN: 9780099535928
0099535920
Branch Call Number: 824.9208 BEC
Characteristics: xiii, 189 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Butcher, Tim 1967-

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