This month’s New Internationalist looks at the problem of world-wide ‘apartheid by sex’. First of a special two-part report on women and world development.
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Assessing women’s work in both the underdeveloped and overdeveloped world - by Eve Hall and Peter Adamson.
Two of the 40 million women in one of the poorest nations on earth - interviewed by Sue Tuckwell.
The bright side of a squatter settlement. Julia Daia and Claire Swale meet an optimistic Gracie Alexander in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Liberation isn’t even a dream for Bela. Neerja Chowdhury talks to her.
Olga Stavrakis reports from Belize on a sugar can boom which benefits everyone but the women.
Debbie Taylor reports from Odi village, Botswana where half the men are away goldmining.
Lesley Adamson sets the scene on apartheid by sex.
Peace in Colombia? Hope and Fear
Fiction has entered a new era. Writers of novels and short stories are no longer writing only for their own nation or even for readers speaking their own language but are breaking national boundaries and reaching a worldwide audience. In the process authors from Africa, Asia and Latin America are winning greater prominence – and a new phenomenon identified as ‘world writing’ has emerged.
This issue of New Internationalist not only analyses these developments but also showcases four exquisite short stories as examples: ‘Fat’ by Krys Lee from South Korea; ‘In The Garden’ by FT Kola from South Africa; ‘Ghosts’ by the Cuban-American Ana Menéndez; and ‘The Lake Retba Murder’ by Efemia Chela from Zambia and Ghana.
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