Her Other Language


Author Name: Ruth, Carr (author)
Publisher : Arlen House
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Cover: Paperback

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Here is an anthology that goes beyond awareness building to engage seriously with the societal prevalence of sexist abuse and domestic violence, and the legacies of that abuse and violence in the lives of survivors. This difficult subject matter is approached with candour, sensitivity, and grace; the result is timely, and deeply moving. Her Other Language is both a revelation and an intervention. Like The Female Line before it, this is a landmark anthology, and represents an important contribution to Irish literature.

– Tara McEvoy

Why didn’t you scream, why didn’t you leave? All the old judgemental questions. This wonderful anthology frees the trapped voices of women who have the answers, written on their body and in their being.

– Susan McKay

Turning to the lived experience of violence with art makes violence – in all its forms – the locus of scrutiny and the space between reader and writer is alive with an attention-demanding energy. The languages of survival in this collection bear witness to a need for justice and belief, attention and change.

– Pádraig Ó Tuama

In this unsettling anthology, Her Other Language: Northern Irish Women Writers Address Domestic Violence and Abuse, survivors, first-time and emerging writers join with established poets, playwrights and fiction writers. Out of the bleakness of oppression, their voices speak together in a fullness which is beyond omission, erasure and redaction, very much their mending selves.