Unsung Sheroes and Heroes
Updated: Jan 13
Date of Publication: June 2022
Published by: Ukiyoto
About “Unsung Sheroes and Heroes”
The word "Shero" is used by the black feminist writer Maya Angelou to refer to extraordinary women who have done great deeds. Angelou deliberately refrains from using the word “Hero”, to refer to women, as it has the pronoun “He” in it, making the word exclusive to men alone. Drawing upon Maya Angelou's terminology, Priyadarshini has titled her book "Unsung Sheroes and Heroes". Her book is a work of fiction and chronicles the lives of lesser known Sheroes and Heroes such as the lady who strings jasmine flowers and the man who irons clothes. Priyadarshini has used a series of descriptive passages to highlight the skill and beauty in the work of the real contributors of society.
Click the link below to listen to Priyadarshini reading out an excerpt from "The Jasmine Flower Seller".
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