My Dream Is To Be Bold: Our Work To End Patriarchy suggested by Jane Quin

As part of the Ragged Library, Jane Quin, lecturer in Social Justice Education at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Education and Development, Pietermaritzburg Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa suggested ‘My Dream Is To Be Bold: our work to end patriarchy by Feminist Alternatives, published by Pambazuka Press, an imprint of Fahamu…

This is beautifully presented book of the work of feminist activists of long and more recent standing in the Western Cape, South Africa. The layout invites one into the text with pictures and inspiring and intriguing sound bites.

My Dream Is To Be Bold

My favourite is one that expresses remembered optimism of a society that collectively made great change happen: I love knowing that it won’t always be like this. That’s the thing about life, its always changing. We are in the struggle and we’ll be there for a long time, but in time things will change.

The first paragraph in the book sets the tone and context:

A process which produces a body of work of this nature requires many hearts, many minds and much sweat. Nineteen feminist activists organised to come together…and reflect on women’s human condition and within that, women’s organising in the context of a patriarchal, neoliberal social and world order.

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