Women Talking (Film Tie-in)
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over 100 girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. Eight women, all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their colony and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in, meet secretly to decide how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. They have two days to make a plan, while the men of the colony are away in the city attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists (not ghosts as it turns out but local men) and bring them home. How should we live? How should we love? How should we treat one another? These are questions the women in Women Talking ask one another - and Miriam Toews makes them the questions we must all ask ourselves.
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Publication date: 17/11/2022
  • ISBN: 9780571380688
  • Page extent: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 mm x 129 mm
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