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She I Dare Not Name

She I Dare Not Name

A Spinster's Meditations on Life

by Donna Ward

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/03/2020

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A compelling memoir about the single life and the courage to live alone in a world made for couples and families.

Astonishing. Luminous. A book about being human.

She I Dare Not Name is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold between two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving memoir explores the meaning and purpose Donna Ward discovered in a life lived entirely without a partner and children.

The book describes what it is like to live on the edge of a world built in the shape of couples and families. Rippling through these pages is the way a spinster - or a bachelor, or any of us for that matter - contends with the prejudice and stigma of being different.

With courage and astounding honesty Donna uncovers the challenge of living with more solitude than anticipated and what it is like to walk the road through midlife and beyond alone. And she reveals how she found home and discovered herself within it.

Funny, sharp, wise and wry, She I Dare Not Name shows how reading saved this spinster's life, and how friends and writing and walking brought a contentment and sense of achievement she never thought possible.

ISBN:
9781760876296
9781760876296
Category:
Literary essays
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-03-2020
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
Weight:
0.42kg

"With a devastatingly clear-eyed honesty, the word Ward dares to name is 'spinster', and this meditative collection of essays spin their own spell, making a deep dive into the world of female solitude in all its guises. She lays it out like a calm tarot reading: feminism, courage, silence, loneliness, grief, recovery and the power of the generative idea, as well as all the labels that come with carving out your own path of self-definition and self-determination."
Cate Kennedy, author of The World Beneath

Donna Ward

Donna Ward is the publisher at Inkerman & Blunt. She founded indigo, the journal of Western Australian creative writing. Her prose can be found in respected journals and anthologies nationally, internationally and online. She has past lives as a psychotherapist and as a social worker. She worked in her own private practice, in welfare management and social policy development.

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