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Brave New Collection Honors Women's Spirit Worldwide "No Ocean Here" bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and underdeveloped countries. The book raises concern, and chronicles the socio-cultural conditions of women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stories, either based on personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factu Brave New Collection Honors Women's Spirit Worldwide "No Ocean Here" bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and underdeveloped countries. The book raises concern, and chronicles the socio-cultural conditions of women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stories, either based on personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factual, visceral, haunting, and bold narratives, presented in the form of poems. "Sweta Srivastava Vikram is no ordinary poet. The 44 poems in this slim volume carry the weight of unspeakable horrors and injustices against women. Sweta's words span the globe. Her spare and evocative phrases weave a dark tapestry of oppressive conventions that in the telling and in our reading and hearing, she helps to unravel." -- Kay Chernush, Founder/Director, ArtWorks for Freedom About the Author Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an award-winning writer, two times Pushcart Prize nominated-poet, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator whose musings have translated into four chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a non-fiction book of prose and poems. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across six countries in three continents. A graduate of Columbia University, she reads her work, teaches creative writing workshops, and gives talks at universities and schools across the globe. Sweta lives in New York City with her husband. Learn more at www.SwetaVikram.com From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com POE005060 Poetry: American - Asian American SOC028000 Social Science: Women's Studies - General FAM001000 Family & Relationships: Abuse - General"


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Brave New Collection Honors Women's Spirit Worldwide "No Ocean Here" bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and underdeveloped countries. The book raises concern, and chronicles the socio-cultural conditions of women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stories, either based on personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factu Brave New Collection Honors Women's Spirit Worldwide "No Ocean Here" bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and underdeveloped countries. The book raises concern, and chronicles the socio-cultural conditions of women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stories, either based on personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factual, visceral, haunting, and bold narratives, presented in the form of poems. "Sweta Srivastava Vikram is no ordinary poet. The 44 poems in this slim volume carry the weight of unspeakable horrors and injustices against women. Sweta's words span the globe. Her spare and evocative phrases weave a dark tapestry of oppressive conventions that in the telling and in our reading and hearing, she helps to unravel." -- Kay Chernush, Founder/Director, ArtWorks for Freedom About the Author Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an award-winning writer, two times Pushcart Prize nominated-poet, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator whose musings have translated into four chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a non-fiction book of prose and poems. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across six countries in three continents. A graduate of Columbia University, she reads her work, teaches creative writing workshops, and gives talks at universities and schools across the globe. Sweta lives in New York City with her husband. Learn more at www.SwetaVikram.com From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com POE005060 Poetry: American - Asian American SOC028000 Social Science: Women's Studies - General FAM001000 Family & Relationships: Abuse - General"

28 review for No Ocean Here: Stories in Verse about Women from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alina Karapandzich

    Powerful. Graphic. Emotional. Difficult to get through and yet vital to read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Serena

    No Ocean Here by Sweta Srivastava Vikram, published by Modern History Press, is a collection of poems about the subjugation of women and all of its forms, across not only the Middle East and Africa, but also throughout the various parts of Asia and South Asia. These poetic portraits are often prefaced by some facts about a particular woman’s story encapsulated in the poem or about statistics of crimes against women in various countries. Not all of the poems are prefaced, but even those that are No Ocean Here by Sweta Srivastava Vikram, published by Modern History Press, is a collection of poems about the subjugation of women and all of its forms, across not only the Middle East and Africa, but also throughout the various parts of Asia and South Asia. These poetic portraits are often prefaced by some facts about a particular woman’s story encapsulated in the poem or about statistics of crimes against women in various countries. Not all of the poems are prefaced, but even those that are could stand on their own and speak for the women they represent. Beyond the violence and inequality women deal with on a daily basis, these poems also shed light on the women-on-women violence and the silent acceptance among older women of continuing these traditions with the younger generations. Read the full review: http://savvyverseandwit.com/2013/04/n...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ankita

    The well-penned verses in this book address the various issues women esp in the developing nations commonly face. Evils such as dowry-deaths, illiteracy, violence, acid attacks, honor killings and the like are described through stirring poems. A lovely work indeed.

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