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The silence of the girls

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Barker, Pat
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5
Briseis, the story teller in this mythological re-telling, tells her story of her life as a woman, wife and spoil of war. She bluntly sums up her existence: “I do what countless women before me have been forced to do. I spread my legs for the man who killed my husband and my brothers.” Barker's re-examination of the lives of women, is both unflinching in its portrayal of war, and as true today as it was more than two thousand years ago.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
01/03/19