Sushi and Tapas: Bite-size Personal Stories from Women Around the World
Welcome to the wonderful world of Sushi and Tapas. Sample a feast of writing from around the world. From China to America, Europe to Africa, 25 women write, delighting and shocking you with their real-life experiences.What is it like to be a top student in India, only to be married off to a brute in Canada by arranged marriage?How does one behave as the only black female in a boardroom of white men in South Africa?
How does one deal with attending a London red carpet opening of a film, immediately after being raped?
And let’s talk about being fat, being free-spirited, being in a long-distance relationship, being a mother. Being a modern woman.
Edited by Neo Gim Huay, a Singaporean, and Pepukaye Bardouille, a Dominican, Sushi and Tapas presents a wide range of extraordinary experiences that will leave you laughing and crying for more.
“This book celebrates the tenacity and unhindered spirit found in women around the world today. You will be inspired by many of the stories within.”
— Chan Heng Chee, Singapore’s Ambassador-at-large
“The twenty-five stories in this book draw from the experiences of women in many countries. They range from Sweden to South Africa, Japan to the United States, and Britain to China. Across diverse contexts, women are seen to share many experiences. In the way, this book builds bonds between us all. It is transformative in encouraging us to support the empowerment of women everywhere.”
— from the Foreword by Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, Chair, United Nations Development Group and former Prime Minister of New Zealand 1999-2008
“These stories of great inner strength and determination remind us that sometimes, women may be the fairer, and also stronger, sex.”
— Adrian Lee, Lifestyle Singapore
About the Editors
Pepukaye Bardouille was born in Dominica, and spent her formative years in Zambia and England. She studied engineering in the US and France, and received a doctorate in energy and environmental systems from Lund University in Sweden. Giving in to wanderlust, Pep has worked across all continents as a management consultant and with international development agencies on corporate strategy, access to energy, and sustainability issues. Her weekend interests are eclectic, and include photography, jewelry design and 'the sweet science'. But she is happiest simply connecting with people and enjoys gathering tales of random adventure from places near and far, with her trusted camera in tow.
Neo Gim Huay was born and raised in Singapore. She studied engineering in Cambridge University and did her MBA in Stanford University, spending close to a decade in public service before becoming an international management consultant. Gim currently lives in Lagos where she is both challenged and enriched by the dynamism and complexities of Nigeria living - with never a dull moment. Eternally grateful for the opportunities that life has provided this “girl next door”, the number one item on her bucket list is to give back to life multiple times more than what life has given her.
Size: 128 x 198mm
Published: August 2012
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