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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (June 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307387097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307387097
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 13.1 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Lyons on Nov. 3 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is perhaps one of the most important pieces of work of our time. It is heart breaking,uplifting and inspirational. This book should become mandatory reading for all North American high schools. It certainly brings home the point - that from the time we take our first breath in the western hemisphere,we have just won the lottary.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline Vrolyk on April 21 2010
Format: Hardcover
After reading what these amazing women can do under such impossible conditions, one feels they can do anything! As I cringed from the horrible events portrayed, I was still inspired by the courage and strength of these incredible women. Awareness of what is going on worldwide is the first step to change. I hope I will have the opportunity during my life to help in some way.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Sartor on March 12 2011
Format: Paperback
A shocking, moving, and challenging read. It will make you cry --and catapult you into action!Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melina on Feb. 11 2011
Format: Paperback
It's a very hard book to read, but everyone should read it. It gives a hard look at the life of young girls in the poorest, roughest countries in the world. Really makes you glad that you live in a first world country, and think about how you can help those girls overcome oppression.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Pohl on Nov. 2 2010
Format: Paperback
i cut my finger quite badley...i relized i would need stitches. there is always such a wait at the emergancy room so i grabed my closest book, HALF THE SKY. as i sat in the waiting room at the hospital i began to read the story of Diana, she lives in a world where rape is a weapon of war, and that weapon was used against this seventeen year old girl. there was no justice for diana as the police were knowen rapist as well, and there was no local medical assistance for her even though she desperatly needed it.
i had to close the book at this point and let the tears flow. i looked around the room , doctors and nurses working to help those of us in need. i looked at my cut...it was so small compared to the horrors that diana went through...i closed my eyes and felt an overwhelming sence of gratitude to be living in such an woonderfull contry.
there are many more first hand accounts of oppression of women the world over that need to be heard. the authors have repeated throughout the book the key to end this cycle is education...not just for the women, but for their opressors, their political leaders, their fathers, mothers, and their comunity.
i believe this book should be manditory reading in all schools.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Nov. 3 2009
Format: Hardcover
"They uncovered her nakedness,
Took away her sons and daughters,
And slew her with the sword;
She became a byword among women,
For they had executed judgment on her."

-- Ezekiel 23:10

Don't miss this book!

In recent years, I've gained much important information from reading books about the common forms of oppression that poor women experience around the world. These books taught me about kidnapped and sold sex and household slaves, mutilation of female genitalia according to custom, lack of educational opportunities, spread of sexual diseases to wives by unchaste men, and uneducated women succeeding as entrepreneurs after receiving training and loans. When someone asked me what they should read, I would tick off a long list of books.

Now, instead, I can refer people who want to know how to help oppressed women and poor people in general by suggesting they read Half the Sky. Every book that I've read that's of value on this subject is generously referenced in Half the Sky.

Authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn do a superb job of raising the big issues and explaining why it's often not so easy to resolve those issues:

1. Female slavery
2. Forced female prostitution
3. Cultural docility of many females and genital mutilation
4. Rape and acid scarring as ways to control women and their families
5. Honor killings
6. Lack of maternal healthcare
7. Complications from difficult pregnancies
8. Effects of ignorance about family planning
9. Religious prescriptions about women's roles
10. Poor educations available to women
11. Financing and preparing women entrepreneurs
12. Shifting gender relations so that family resources are better applied
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Gordon on Sept. 26 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book had a great combination of personal (heartbreaking) stories of many women around the world and the realistic ways we can help to stop what happened to them from happening to future generations. BUT be warned it is very politically opinionated - which I found was quite a distraction from the stories and should have been left out of the book.
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I was expecting a lot more from this book, both in terms of writing skill and content. I would not recommend this book.
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