[ books ] Forgotten Women

October 19, 2018

Forgotten Women: The Leaders and Forgotten Women: The Scientists

Zing Tsjeng

Rating: 4.5 / 5

British editor of VICE.com’s Broadly, 29-year-old Zing Tsjeng is a passionate feminist. Her books celebrate the forgotten women of history—scien­tists, leaders, artists and writers— whose mighty achievements have been diminished by a world full of stories of ‘great men’.

There are many reasons to own these books. They’re beautifully produced—hardbacks with great illustrations, excellent indexes, and punchy, revelatory information that inspires and delights. The books explore the lives of 48 tenacious women from all corners of the Earth and from every period of history.

Do yourself a favour—find out about the brave Mirabel sisters from the Dominican Republic, Mary Anning’s passion for fossils, and the groundbreaking work of Marie Curie’s daughter, Irene. Whether you’re a mother, father, brother or sister, these stories of women’s courage, determination, creativity and brilliance should form part of everyone’s cultural heritage.


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