ISBN 9781779314833
Pages 181
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2023
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Writing Woman Anthology: Personal Essays and Short Stories

An Anthology of African Asian Writers and Artists Volume 3

edited by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka, Abigail George, Mona Lisa Jena, Sue Zhu

Weaving stories has been primarily women’s domain since time immemorial. When women write, they speak from their hearts; emotion flows and carries the readers with the powerful currents. Women directly bear the brunt of family life fall outs, be it oppressive family and social rules and confinement or physical abuse when they don’t comply and submit. Even if they remain silent, submissive, their very existence makes them get intimidated. This volume, Writing Woman Anthology: Personal Essays and Short Stories, Volume 3, has exceptional stories from 13 African and Asian writers that brings together the diverse themes that humans struggle with in order to reconcile with emotions and conditions, which are depicted with realistic verve. Each story has a compelling narration of women’s pain and suffering.

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About the Editors

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka

Tendai. R. Mwanaka is a multi-disciplinary artist from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. His oeuvre of works touches on non-fictions, essays, poetry, plays, fictions, music, sound art, photography, drawings, paintings, video, collage, mixed media, inter-genres and inter-disciplines. His work has been published in over 300 journals, anthologies and magazines in over 27 countries.

Abigail George

Pushcart Prize nominated Abigail George is a South African blogger at Goodreads, essayist, poet, playwright, short story writer and novelist. She briefly studied film at the Newtown Film and Television School in Johannesburg. Her writing has appeared in many anthologies in South Africa and online in e-zines across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. 

Mona Lisa Jena

Mona Lisa Jena is an award-winning author, translator from Odisha, in the Eastern part of India. Her poems and stories have been translated into other languages. She has 22 books to her name. She writes both in her mother tongue Odia and in English. She has read her poems at prestigious literary platforms in India and abroad. A committed poet and a writer.

Sue Zhu

Sue Zhu, is a New Zealand Chinese poet, artist, Continental coordinator of WPM (world poetry movement), extraordinary ambassador of the Naji Naaman literature prize foundation, vice president of NZ Poetry/Art Association, honorary director of the US-China Culture/Art Centre, published 3 children’s education books, 2 poetry collections and 1 translation book. Poems of her are translated into over 20 languages, her paintings can be found on the book cover of prestigious anthologies and are collected by people.