Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami
If you aren’t familiar with Japanese musician, poet, and blogger Mieko Kawakami’s work, Breasts and Eggs provides a wonderful entre into her oeuvre. Kawakami began her career as a singer and songwriter before making her literary debut in 2006 with My Ego, My Teeth, and the World. In 2008, she published Breasts and Eggs as a short novella. It won the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s highest literary honor. The newly expanded Breasts and Eggs, Kawakami’s first novel to be published in English, recounts the intimate and inherently feminist journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores of modern, male-dominated Japanese society and their own uncertainties on the road to finding inner peace and futures they can truly call their own.
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In the lead-up to the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, images from the 1913 Suffrage March on Washington, DC. have begun to make their rounds on social media. Yet photographs do not tell the entire story. While African American women participated in the march, they are almost entirely absent from event photographs. This is not by accident. Both then and now, African American women have been erased from the narrative of women’s suffrage in America.
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