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Check out 5 best empowering books by women to inspire everyone this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: International Women’s Day is observed on March 8, so keep that in mind. Its beginnings can be traced to the 1900s when American women started to fight for their labour rights. The movement swiftly extended to Europe, where women’s voices against inequality and oppression grew louder. The celebration of International Women’s Day has […]

Edited By : Sakshi | Updated: Mar 1, 2023 08:35 IST
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International Women's Day 2023

International Women’s Day: International Women’s Day is observed on March 8, so keep that in mind. Its beginnings can be traced to the 1900s when American women started to fight for their labour rights. The movement swiftly extended to Europe, where women’s voices against inequality and oppression grew louder.

The celebration of International Women’s Day has evolved into one that emphasises diversity and global female emancipation. Many charities that support women’s rights have emerged, including programmes for girls’ education, women in poverty, and teen pregnancies. Daughters of Future and Babes Pregnancy Crisis Help are a few organisations with offices in Singapore.

Several well-known female authors have emerged as a result of growing literary support for female empowerment. Get your fill of female literary inspiration on International Women’s Day with these noteworthy books. There is a book for everyone, whether you enjoy autobiography, fiction, or fantasy.

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama’s widely acclaimed book, Becoming, explores more than simply her career in politics; it also takes readers on a reviving trip through her amazing life. Obama, who came from modest circumstances, reveals her personal growth while dealing with sexism and bigotry. Obama writes about her experiences from childhood through adulthood in this personal glimpse into her life.

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2. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngoni Adichie

Chimamanda Ngoni Adichie, a Nigerian author, breaks down the dynamics of feminism and prevents it from becoming misunderstood and misandrist. Adichie describes the challenges women confront in both the public and private worlds based on her own experiences. Those interested in learning more about the concept of feminism are encouraged to read this short book.

3. Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Readers are compelled to begin exploring themselves and discovering personal meaning and belonging through the American author’s third book on inner calm and strength. Doyle’s candid voice exemplifies how quickly women can lose their independence and prestige in today’s culture. The fragility and marginalisation of women are exposed and discussed in this highly emotional book.

4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath’s lone published novel, which is frequently interpreted as a feminist work exploring problems like power and double standards, criticises the oppressive patriarchal system that the book’s protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is forced to live with. She is a college student who wants to be a poet and fights mightily with her mental health as she attempts to figure out who she is. The Bell Jar is a compelling story about mental health that bears witness to the genuine problems faced by women.

5. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

This book is a must-read if you enjoy memoirs and classic Chinese folktales. Author Maxine Hong Kingston, a Chinese American, skillfully combines the two and uses a first-person narrative to describe her path towards discovering her identity. The book deals with immigrant experiences, violence against women, and the power that women may have as a result of those occurrences. It is set against the backdrop of the Chinese cultural revolution at its height.

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First published on: Mar 01, 2023 08:35 AM IST
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