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Esta não é uma narrativa bem-sucedida de perda de peso. E este também não é um livro que Roxane gostaria de escrever. Entretanto, é uma história que precisa ser contada, e ela o faz com seu estilo contundente e impetuoso, ainda que dotado de um humor mordaz, características que a tornaram uma das vozes mais marcantes de sua geração. "Fome" é um relato ousado, doloroso e arrebatador.
'Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink – all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.'
In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.
Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny and sincere look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
Nesta seleção de ensaios engraçados e perspicazes, Roxane Gay nos leva a uma viagem sobre sua própria evolução como mulher negra, ao mesmo tempo em que nos transporta a um passeio pela cultura nos últimos anos.
O retrato que emerge não é apenas o de uma mulher incrivelmente sagaz em contínuo crescimento para compreender a si mesma e à nossa sociedade, mas também o espelho de nós mesmos. Gay fomenta um debate ácido e cômico sobre o feminismo atual – e suas contradições –, política, racismo, violência, transitando entre a cultura pop e a análise crítica.
Má feminista é um olhar afiado, e nos alerta, acima de tudo, para a maneira pela qual a cultura que nos envolve torna-nos quem somos.
"Uma surpreendente e inovadora crítica social" - Ron Charles, Washington Post
Audible narration by Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
From New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay comes an unforgettable tale of nightmarish bureaucracy in which genetic profiling has redefined the “unfit mother.”
A trip to the library prompts one woman to question her fate in this galvanizing short story. For a woman like Hadley, deemed not acceptable to procreate, there’s only one recourse. Unlicensed for motherhood, she can alleviate her grief and frustration at a “baby library,” where a curiously endless supply of infants is available for a two-week loan. But the borrowed life that serves as a temporary balm leads to a journey of self-discovery that will forever change the direction of Hadley’s future.
Roxane Gay’s Graceful Burdens is part of Out of Line, an incisive collection of funny, enraging, and hopeful stories of women’s empowerment and escape. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.
Uma coletânea de histórias de força e beleza raras assinada por Roxane Gay, uma das mais relevantes e extraordinárias vozes da literatura contemporânea.
As personagens dos vinte e um contos magistrais reunidos em Mulheres difíceis vivem tanto cercadas por privilégios quanto na pobreza, estão em casamentos amorosos ou criminosos, são assombradas pela chantagem emocional ou pelos fantasmas que habitam suas próprias mentes. Entre elas, estão uma mulher casada que finge não ver quando o marido troca de lugar com seu irmão gêmeo; uma universitária que faz um bico como stripper e tenta afastar um cliente “excessivamente zeloso”; uma engenheira negra que se muda a trabalho para uma cidade majoritariamente branca e enfrenta a perversa curiosidade de seus colegas e a dificuldade de deixar o passado para trás.
De um clube da luta para garotas a um condomínio de luxo na Flórida, onde a principal ocupação dos vizinhos é investigar a vida alheia, Roxane Gay dá voz a um coro de mulheres inesquecíveis — muitas das quais refletem traços da sua própria trajetória —, compondo um panorama impressionante e ousado do que é ser mulher nos dias hoje.
“Roxane Gay é brilhante; ao mesmo tempo sua melhor amiga e sua maior crítica. Ela é provocativa, chocante, hilária. Roxane Gay é leitura obrigatória.” — PEOPLE
“Uma autora prodígio, um talento surpreendente.” — THE GUARDIAN
“Roxane Gay é uma das vozes mais poderosas do nosso tempo.” — LENA DUNHAM
'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.'
New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined," Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties-including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life-and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.
With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be.
A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.
Self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet" Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, queer women. This essential reader showcases her indelible contributions to intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies in twelve landmark essays and more than sixty poems—selected and introduced by one of our most powerful contemporary voices on race and gender, Roxane Gay.
Among the essays included here are:
- "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action"
- "The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House"
- "I Am Your Sister"
- Excerpts from the American Book Award–winning A Burst of Light
The poems are drawn from Lorde’s nine volumes, including The Black Unicorn and National Book Award finalist From a Land Where Other People Live. Among them are:
- "A Litany for Survival"
- "Sister Outsider"
- "Making Love to Concrete"
Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.
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In this valuable and timely anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence and aggression they face, and where sexual-abuse survivors are 'routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied' for speaking out.
Highlighting the stories of well-known actors, writers and experts, as well as new voices being published for the first time, Not That Bad covers a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation and street harrassment.
Often deeply personal and always unflinchingly honest, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that 'not that bad' must no longer be good enough.
'Phenomenally powerful and beautifully written' the Guardian
The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind.
From a girls' fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.
'Gay brings the powerful voice that flows through her work as a novelist and cultural critic to the 21 short stories in her first collection . . . Gay's "difficult women" are unforgettable' BBC.com
'Gay's signature dry wit and piercing psychological depth make every story mermerisingly unusual and simply unforgettable' Harper's Bazaar
Roxane Gay, the prominent novelist, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger and Bad Feminist, cultural critic, and columnist provides practical guidance for everyone who wants to use their voice to write powerful work to share with the world.
All writing advice is terrible, Roxane Gay states early in How to Be Heard. And still, with her latest book, she steps forward with practical writing advice for aspiring and established writers alike. Roxane is often asked questions that can be boiled down to, “Will you please read my work and tell me if I have the talent to pursue writing?” What these hopeful wordsmiths all seek is encouragement and validation in a culture that is eager to reject creativity and those who pursue it, especially artists from underrepresented communities. These fans are desperate for someone to say, “Yes, you are good enough.” They are looking for permission to use their voice.
In this invaluable guide, Gay provides realistic, frank, and humorous advice for inexperienced writers and those who aspire to the writing life, giving readers the confidence and practical tools they need to find their voice, use it, and be heard. In short chapters, Gay covers topics like “How to write a short story,” “How to write sex,” “How to revise your writing,” “How to handle criticism,” and “How to write about the world we live in,” with irreverence, warmth, and practicality. She also writes, about the business of writing, a topic all too often neglected in writing instruction.
How to Be Heard will give writers the tools, guidance, and inspiration that will ultimately add their work to the rich tapestry of American and world culture—widening readers’ perspectives and deepening their understanding of how to be heard.