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Because I am a girl

Author: Tim ButcherXiaolu GuoJoanne HarrisKathy LetteDeborah MoggachAll authors
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Seven authors have visited seven different countries and spoken to young women and girls about their lives, struggles and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings about prejudice, abuse and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Plan, one of the world's largest child-centered community development organizations"--Page 4  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Butcher; Xiaolu Guo; Joanne Harris; Kathy Lette; Deborah Moggach; Marie Phillips; Irvine Welsh; Plan UK.
ISBN: 9780099535928 0099535920
OCLC Number: 444380740
Notes: "Seven authors have visited seven different countries and spoken to young women and girls about their lives, struggles and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings about prejudice, abuse and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes."
"Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Plan, one of the world's largest child-centered community development organizations."
Description: xiii, 189 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Road song / Joanne Harris --
Bendu's dream / Tim Butcher --
Woman who carried a shop on her head / Deborah Moggach --
Ovarian roulette / Kathy Lette --
Ballad of a Cambodian man / Xiaolu Guo --
Change / Marie Phillips --
Response / Subhadra Belbase, Country Director of Plan Uganda --
Remittances / Irvine Welsh.
Responsibility: Tim Butcher, Xiaolu Guo, Joanne Harris, Kathy Lette, Deborah Moggach, Marie Phillips, Subhadra Belbase and Irvine Welsh.

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"Edgy and bold...not your standard do-good, feel-good collection at all" -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *

 
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