The First Woman

A dazzling feminist coming of age tale from the award-winning author of Kintu

Author: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Publisher: Oneworld

ISBN: 1786078589

Category: Uganda

Page: 448

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A dazzling feminist coming of age tale from the award-winning author of Kintu

Lilith The Legend of the First Woman Revised

This is a lyrical telling of that legend and what happens to Lilith as she encounters various demons outside the garden and what she says and does to Adam and Eve once they too are thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Now in larger print!

Author: Ada Langworthy Collier


ISBN: 9781773563572

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

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Old rabbanic tradition teaches that Eve was not Adam's first wife, rather a mysterious woman named Lilith who was thrown out of Eden before Adam and Eve were. This is a lyrical telling of that legend and what happens to Lilith as she encounters various demons outside the garden and what she says and does to Adam and Eve once they too are thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Now in larger print!

The First Woman

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE FIRST WOMAN 'The First Woman is captivating, wise, humorous and tender: Makumbi has come back stronger than ever. This is a tale about Kirabo and her family, and her place in the world as she searches for her ...

Author: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786077899

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'JENNIFER MAKUMBI IS A GENIUS STORYTELLER.' Reni Eddo-Lodge A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL, BBC CULTURE & IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR A WATERSTONES BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR OPRAH MAGAZINE BEST OF 2020 A TIME MAGAZINE MUST-READ BOOK OF 2020 A GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BOOK OF THE MONTH (OCTOBER) A BOOKSELLER BOOK OF THE MONTH (OCTOBER) AN AL JAZEERA PICK: TOP BOOKS BY AFRICAN WRITERS, 2020 At once epic and deeply personal, the second novel from prize-winning author Jennifer Makumbi is an intoxicating mix of Ugandan folklore and modern feminism that will linger in the memory long after the final page. As Kirabo enters her teens, questions begin to gnaw at her – questions which the adults in her life will do anything to ignore. Where is the mother she has never known? And why would she choose to leave her daughter behind? Inquisitive, headstrong, and unwilling to take no for an answer, Kirabo sets out to find the truth for herself. Her search will take her away from the safety of her prosperous Ugandan family, plunging her into a very different world of magic, tradition, and the haunting legend of 'The First Woman'.

The First Woman President of the United States

The First Woman to Run for President Did you know that a woman ran for president in America in 1872— more than 100 years ... Victoria promoted women's rights and other things we enjoy today like the 8 - hour WORD 3 workday and welfare ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635064049


Page: 48

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"Explore where women fit in the political process today with this fun and thought-provoking book!"--Cover back.

The First Woman President of India Reinventing Leadership

It involved a unique woman-based approach to rural health, whereby a lady 'Community Health Volunteer' gets trained and equipped to ... In 2007, Smt. Pratibha Patil was elected as the First Woman President of India and, consequently, ...

Author: Sunaina Singh

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788184248166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 433


Smt. Pratibha Patil’s splendid legacy in Indian politics is not simply an accident in Indian history but an unrelenting determination at her personal front as well as India’s call of destiny for this diminutive but resolute woman. Her selfless service to the people of India in her more than fifty years in public life is an inspiration. And with an ideal blend of private and public sphere, she is a motivation for the women of India and beyond. Her initiatives, ideas and insights and policy briefings form the text of this book.

Searching for Sappho The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet

LETTER FROMA MAN TO HIS WIFE (1ST CENTURY BC) ... But rich or poor, just as a woman weaned one child, another would be on its way. More often than not, a Greek woman from her midteens until well into her forties was pregnant.

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393242249

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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An exploration of the fascinating poetry, life, and world of Sappho, including a complete translation of all her poems. For more than twenty-five centuries, all that the world knew of the poems of Sappho—the first woman writer in literary history—were a few brief quotations preserved by ancient male authors. Yet those meager remains showed such power and genius that they captured the imagination of readers through the ages. But within the last century, dozens of new pieces of her poetry have been found written on crumbling papyrus or carved on broken pottery buried in the sands of Egypt. As recently as 2014, yet another discovery of a missing poem created a media stir around the world. The poems of Sappho reveal a remarkable woman who lived on the Greek island of Lesbos during the vibrant age of the birth of western science, art, and philosophy. Sappho was the daughter of an aristocratic family, a wife, a devoted mother, a lover of women, and one of the greatest writers of her own or any age. Nonetheless, although most people have heard of Sappho, the story of her lost poems and the lives of the ancient women they celebrate has never been told for a general audience. Searching for Sappho is the exciting tale of the rediscovery of Sappho’s poetry and of the woman and world they reveal.

Laura Bassi The World s First Woman Professor in Natural Philosophy

In 1732, at the age of 21, she became the first female member of the influential Accademia dell'Istituto delle Scienze in Bologna and was the first woman in the world to be appointed to a University chair to teach “universal philosophy” ...

Author: Luisa Cifarelli

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030539627

Category: Science

Page: 149

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This book provides a fascinating insight into the life and scientific work of Laura Bassi, the first female member of the influential Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna and also the first woman to be appointed a university professor in physics, or universal philosophy as it was then termed. The book describes Laura Bassi’s research activities and achievements, explaining the influence of Newton, her role in promoting Newtonian experimental physics in Bologna, and her work as an experimentalist, including on electricity. Much attention is paid to the context in which Bassi developed her career. The very considerable difficulties faced by a woman surrounded by male university teachers and members of the Academy are discussed, casting light on the constraints that led Bassi to set up the first experimental physics laboratory in her home, complete with the many instruments required for experimentation and private teaching. The aim is to provide a rounded and well-documented account of the scientific endeavors and achievements of a too often overlooked scientist who struggled to overcome the prejudices of her age.

First Woman

They also tend to marginalize or erase completely the contributions of female researchers . Joanne ' s work on the tropical atmosphere did not fit this pattern . Although the technical literature on tropical meteorology is immense ...

Author: James Rodger Fleming

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192607485

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Clouds are the spark plugs in the heat engine of the tropical atmosphere, and heat from the tropics drives the planet's general circulation. Atmospheric scientists didn't know this in the 1950s, but Joanne Simpson, the first American woman to earn a Ph.D. in meteorology, did. Most histories of meteorology focus on polar and temperate regions and the accomplishments of male scientists. They marginalize or erase completely the contributions of female researchers. Joanne's work on the tropical atmosphere did not fit this pattern. Joanne had a lifelong passion for clouds and severe storms. She flew into and above them, photographed them, modeled them, attempted to modify them, and studied them from all angles. She held two university professorships, married three times, had two lovers (one secret), mentored a generation of meteorologists, and blazed a trail for other women to follow. This book is about Joanne's personal and professional life, her career prospects as a woman in science, and her relationship to the tropical atmosphere. These multifaceted and interacting textual streams constitute a braided narrative and form a complex dynamic system that displays surprising emergent properties. Is Joanne Simpson best remembered as a pioneer woman scientist or the best tropical scientist of her generation? She was both, with the emphasis on best scientist.

The First Women in Love

Was she not enthroned , the female , as the first and the highest ? Was not woman the creator of man , did she not bring him forth ? Was not woman the highest of the human order , did not woman both in body and in understanding give ...

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521007097

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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The first critical edition of The First 'Women in Love'.

A Woman First First Woman

But though perhaps not among the top tier firms, which, back in 1994 were still closed to women except for a certain “type” of woman, Maltby, Pierpont, and Blumfeld was perfectly respectable and, I thought, a good fit for a young lawyer ...

Author: Selina Meyer

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683354116

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 987


The long-awaited memoir of her tumultuous year in office, A Woman First: First Woman is an intimate first-person account of the public and private lives of Selina Meyer, America’s first woman president. Known and beloved throughout the world as a vocal and fearless advocate for adult literacy, fighting AIDS, our military families, and as a stalwart champion of the oppressed, especially the long-suffering people of Tibet, President Meyer is considered one of the world’s most notable people. In her own words, she reveals the innermost workings of the world’s most powerful office, sharing previous secret details along with her own personal feelings about the historic events of her time. In A Woman First: First Woman, President Selina Meyer tells the story of her times the way that only she could, Readers will gain new insights not only into Meyer herself but also the mechanics of governing and the many colorful personalities in Meyer’s orbit, including world leaders and her devoted cadre of allies and aides, many of them already familiar to the American people.

First Lady

Ames's reference to Lucy Hayes as "first lady" marked the first known appearance in print of the term.4 Following Ames's example, other correspondents and social leaders began referring to Lucy as "First Lady.

Author: Emily Apt Geer


ISBN: UOM:39015010764978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 505


Lucy Webb Hayes was the first president's wife to be referred to in the press as "The First Lady." Partly due to his wife's influence, President Rutherford B. Hayes established a temperance policy for White House entertaining that led to the derisive nickname for her of "Lemonade Lucy." This kind of public attention indicates the increasingly visible role the wives of presidents came to play in the post-Civil War years, and Lucy Hayes was the "first lady" so well suited to and well equipped for this role.--From book jacket.

Maggie The First Lady

What no one has attempted before this book by award-winning biographer Brenda Maddox, is to present the personal story of the woman who has been described as 'the most significant Englishwoman since Elizabeth I'. Brenda Maddox traces the ...

Author: Brenda Maddox

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9781444753486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 802


Who was Margaret Thatcher? Her influence on politics is well documented - not least by Lady Thatcher herself. What no one has attempted before this book by award-winning biographer Brenda Maddox, is to present the personal story of the woman who has been described as 'the most significant Englishwoman since Elizabeth I'. Brenda Maddox traces the life of the grocer's daughter from Grantham who became the most successful Conservative Prime Minister of the twentieth century. Unprecedented access to people who knew her throughout her life, (some who have never spoken before) enables the author to paint a fully rounded portrait of a woman who - even after her death - is still both vilified and adored. Through the eyes of her contemporaries we begin to understand this extraordinary woman, whose shadow still falls accross British life.

First Lady

First Lady: A star-spangled, richly emotional story of self-discovery, celebrity, love, and family.

Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 0380808072

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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How does the most famous woman in the world hide in plain sight? The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of First Lady. Not for long, however, because she's made up her mind to escape -- if only for a few days -- so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise . . . and she's just found it. An entire nation is searching for her, but the First Lady is in the last place anybody would think to look: in the company of a man, an infuriatingly secretive and quietly seductive stranger whose charm, good looks, and sensuous appeal are awakening the forgotten woman within the dignitary. And with two adorable little orphaned girls in need of a family along for the ride, they're heading out across the heartland chasing their own American Dream -- on a wild journey of love, adventure, and glorious rebirth. First Lady: A star-spangled, richly emotional story of self-discovery, celebrity, love, and family.

The Woman He Loved Before

Libby has a good life with a gorgeous husband and a home by the sea.

Author: Dorothy Koomson


ISBN: 0751543500

Category: Family secrets

Page: 467

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Libby has a good life with a gorgeous husband and a home by the sea. But over time she is becoming more unsure if Jack has ever loved her - and if he is over the death of Eve, his first wife. When fate intervenes in their relationship, Libby decides to find out all she can about the man she hastily married and the seemingly perfect Eve. But in doing so she unearths devastating secrets. Frightened by what she finds and the damage it could cause, Libby starts to worry that she too will end up like the first woman Jack loved . . .

Petticoats and Pinstripes Portraits of Women in Wall Street s History

1973 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1983 1984 1986 1987 1989 Helen O'Bannon successfully challenges gender bias on Merrill Lynch broker entrance exam; Terry Savage becomes founding member and first woman trader on the Chicago Board ...

Author: Sheri J. Caplan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440802669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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This fascinating work presents biographical essays about women from the colonial period to modern times, chronicling the previously untold story of the female financial experience in the United States. • Explores the female financial experience in the United States from the colonial period to modern times • Presents the history of women on Wall Street by placing personalities in the context of both Wall Street's development and prevailing political and cultural times • Identifies common themes and issues confronted by women in finance • Provides two quick-reference appendices, one describing the significance of particular women and a second that provides a chronology of milestones

Finish the Fight

woman to claim the honor was the social worker—and suffragist—Jane Addams, who won the peace prize in 1931. (Unfortunately, there's still a long way ... 49,812 Women first participated in the modern Olympics in 1900. At the Tokyo Games, ...

Author: Veronica Chambers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780358407829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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A New York Times bestseller! Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage? On the hundredth anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose stories have yet to be told. Gorgeous portraits accompany biographies of such fierce but forgotten women as Yankton Dakota Sioux writer and advocate Zitkála-Šá, Mary Eliza Church Terrell, who cofounded the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who, at just sixteen years old, helped lead the biggest parade in history to promote the cause of suffrage. FINISH THE FIGHT will fit alongside important collections that tell the full story of America's fiercest women. Perfect for fans of GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS and BAD GIRLS THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

Women and Elective Office

executives have done better: Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming served as the first female governor in the nation. She won a special election to succeed her husband and served from 1925 to 1927. A full fifty years later, the first woman was ...

Author: Sue Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199363759

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 145


This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.

Marathon Woman

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all-male Boston Marathon, infuriating one of the event's directors who attempted to violently eject her.

Author: Kathrine Switzer

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306825651

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 838


In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all–male Boston Marathon, infuriating one of the event's directors who attempted to violently eject her. In one of the most iconic sports moments, Switzer escaped and finished the race. She made history—and is poised to do it again on the fiftieth anniversary of that initial race, when she will run the 2017 Boston Marathon at age 70. Now a spokesperson for Reebok, Switzer is also the founder of 261 Fearless, a foundation dedicated to creating opportunities for women on all fronts, as this groundbreaking sports hero has done throughout her life. “Kathrine Switzer is the Susan B. Anthony of women's marathoning.”—Joan Benoit Samuelson, first Olympic gold medalist in the women's marathon