#FindYourVoice: Revolutionary Rhetoric for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Today’s blog is an ode to the gossip, the storyteller, the soapboxer, the rebel, and the downright relentless. Women who have wielded pens, megaphones, and shared secrets to build communities and fight injustice. #FindYourVoice in these 11 volumes that turn up the volume on subversive women brandishing language and rhetoric like blades to disrupt the status quo and find sisterhood against all odds.

Sincerely, the Casemate UK Team | 4 min read

Changing Minds

Women and the Political Essay, 1960-2000

Ann Jurečič

Hardback | 9780822947974 | £44.50 |Find out more

The importance of women and their political essays. Changing Minds: Women and the Political Essay, 1960–2000 documents the work of five paradigm-shifting essayists who transformed American thought about urgent political issues. These writers reacted to the stressors of the late twentieth century and in response reshaped the essay for their own purposes in profound ways. 

Persuasive Acts

Women’s Rhetorics in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Shari J Stenberg & Charlotte Hogg

Paperback | 9780822966135 | £27.00 | Find out more

Persuasive Acts: Women’s Rhetorics in the Twenty-First Century gathers an expansive array of voices and texts from well-known figures including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, Lindy West, Sonia Sotomayor, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, so that readers may converse with them and build rhetorics of their own.

Daughters of Muscadine


Monic Ductan

Hardback | 9781950564330 | £23.00 | Find out more

Covering the last one hundred years, this is Monic Ductan’s gorgeous debut of nine intertwined stories of people whose voices have been suppressed and erased for too long: Black women, rural women, Appalachian women, and working-class women. Ductan presents the extraordinary nature of everyday lives in an engaging, engrossing, and exciting new voice.

Her Birth and Later Years

New and Collected Poems, 1971-2021

Irena Klepfisz

Hardback · Paperback | 9780819500168 · 9780819501080 | £20.50 · £16.95 | Find out more

Winner of the 2023 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

A trailblazing lesbian poet, child Holocaust survivor, and political activist whose work is deeply informed by socialist values, Irena Klepfisz is a vital and individual American voice. For fifty years, Klepfisz has written powerful, searching poems about relatives murdered during the war, recent immigrants, a lost Yiddish writer, a Palestinian boy in Gaza, and various people in her life. This book is the first complete collection of her work.

Unorganized Women

Repetitive Rhetorical Labor and Low/No-Wage Workers

Jane Greer

Hardback | 9780822947554 | £45.00 | Find out more

Across a range of industrial, domestic, and agricultural sites, Greer shows how repetitive discursive performances served as rhetorical tools as women workers sought to rescript power relations in their workplaces and to resist narratives about their laboring lives. The case studies reveal noteworthy patterns in how these women’s words helped to construct the complex web of class relations in which they were enmeshed.

The Art of Freedom

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and the Making of Modern India

Nico Slate

Hardback | 9780822948209 | £35.00 |Find out more

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1903–1988) was a prominent socialist, anticolonial and antiracist activist, champion of women’s rights, and advocate for the arts and crafts. Nico Slate paints a vibrant and intimate picture of Chattopadhyay’s life, including her campaign to become the first woman elected to provincial office and her confrontation with Gandhi that helped open the Salt March of 1930 to women.

Drinking from Graveyard Wells


Yvette Lisa Ndlovu

Hardback | 9780813196978 | £20.00 | Find out more

“Even in death, who has ownership over Black women’s bodies?”

Questions like this lurk between the lines of this stunning collection of stories that engage with African women’s histories, both personal and generational. Ndlovu’s stories play with genre, from softly surreal to deeply fantastical. Each narrative is wrapped in the literary eloquence and tradition of southern African mythology, transporting readers into the lives of African women who have fought across space and time to be seen.



Mira Rosenthal

Paperback | 9780822966968 | £13.50 | Find out more

Territorial explores the bargains that women make to stay safe from violence and finds resilience in the powers of language to reshape experience. Set in a landscape of looming ecological ruin, the poems bear witness to the effects of drought on the California chaparral region and delve into difficult personal terrain to reveal patterns of abuse we inflict on the earth and each other.

Gendering Antifascism

Women Activism in Argentina and the World, 1918-1947

Sandra McGee Deutsch

Hardback | 9780822947813 | £53.00 | Find out more

“In this deeply researched book, Sandra McGee Deutsch provides a compelling narrative of the struggles of Argentine women, often operating in an extremely hostile environment, to combat the rise of fascism at home and abroad. It is a major contribution to our understanding of Argentine history and has significant implications for the present day.” ~Richard J. Walter, Washington University in St. Louis

Ethics and Representation in Feminist Rhetorical Inquiry

Edited by Amy Dayton & Jennie Vaughn

Hardback | 9780822946731 | £40.00 |Find out more

Who decides whose stories are told and how? Women and other marginalized people have been excluded historically from many formal institutions, and researchers in this field often turn to alternative archives to explore how women have used writing and rhetoric to effect change. The chapters in this volume present a frank conversation about the ways in which feminist scholars engage in the work of recovering hidden rhetorics and grapple with the ethical challenges raised by this recovery work.

Women’s Language

An Analysis of Style & Expression in Letters Before 1800

Edited by Eva Haettner Aurelius

Hardback | 9789187121876 | £32.95 |Find out more

Is there a special niche reserved for women’s language? This is the theory tested empirically by the authors of Women’s Language. In a detailed investigation of style and expression, the authors have applied a number of advanced methods of study to pinpoint how women expressed themselves to other women and whether they addressed themselves differently to men.



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