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    • Bad Feminist

    • Essays
    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman ( Sweet Valley High) of color ( The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years ( Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great and the narrator is phenomenal

    • By Shelby P. on 2019-02-13

    Price: CDN$ 40.74

    • Not That Bad

    • Dispatches from Rape Culture
    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay, Brandon Taylor, Emma Smith-Stevens, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and best-selling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are "routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied" for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • terrifyingly wonderful

    • By paige on 2019-02-07

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • Hunger

    • A Memoir of (My) Body
    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined", Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow. Just WOW.

    • By Rina Clarke on 2017-12-10
    • A Memoir of (My) Body
    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2017-06-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 88 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 28.67

    • An Untamed State

    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father’s Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.

    Price: CDN$ 30.55

    • Bad féministe

    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Clotilde Seille
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Derrière ce titre ironique, Roxane Gay développe une réflexion révolutionnaire et bienvenue sur l'état actuel du féminisme. Lassée des prises de position parfois trop clivantes de certaines organisations féministes, elle rappelle que la défense de l'égalité des sexes ne dispense pas d'assumer ses contradictions. On peut aimer la télé-réalité, se peindre les ongles en rose et revendiquer le fait d'être féministe.

    Price: CDN$ 29.99

    • Ayiti

    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    From New York Times best-selling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. A married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procures a voodoo love potion to ensnare a childhood classmate. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A loosely linked collection of stories

    • By Roberta Westwood on 2019-04-11
    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 2018-07-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 8.71

    • Difficult Women

    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Unti on Writing

    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Roxane Gay receives numerous requests from aspiring writers: "Will you please read my work and tell me if I have the talent to pursue writing?" What these hopeful wordsmiths all seek is encouragement and validation in a culture that is eager to reject creativity and those who pursue it, especially artists from underrepresented communities. These fans are desperate for someone to say, "Yes, you are good enough." They are looking for permission to use their voice.

    Price: CDN$ 20.29

    • HUNGER (German edition)

    • Die Geschichte meines Körpers
    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Sabrina Gander
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sie schreibt die Geschichte ihres Hungers. Sie schreibt die Geschichte ihres Körpers. Es ist keine Geschichte des Triumphs. Es ist die eines Lebens, das in zwei Hälften geteilt ist. Es gibt das Vorher und das Nachher. Bevor sie zunahm und danach. Bevor sie vergewaltigt wurde und danach. Roxane Gay, eine der brillantesten, klügsten und aufregendsten weiblichen Stimmen der USA, erzählt eine Geschichte, die so noch nie geschrieben wurde: schonungslos offen, verstörend ehrlich und entwaffnend zart spricht sie über ihren "wilden und undisziplinierten" Körper, über Schmerz und Angst, über zwanghaftes Verlangen, zerstörende Verleugnung und Scham.

    Price: CDN$ 17.26

    • Affamée: une histoire de mon corps

    • Written by: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Clotilde Seille
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cet ouvrage courageux et sans concessions est le récit autobiographique de l’auteure. Victime d’un viol collectif à douze ans, elle perd son enfance, son innocence et la substance d’ellemême. Elle grandit en taisant ce drame à son entourage, mais garder un tel secret ne se vit pas impunément. Pour survivre, elle se met à manger. Sans faim. Tout le temps. La nourriture devient son refuge, sa protection, son amie, pour combler son vide intérieur, pour cesser d’être désirable en érigeant une forteresse imprenable autour d’elle. Elle devient obèse.  

    Price: CDN$ 27.99