Essays

An essay is a piece of writing which is often written from an author's personal point of view. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. The definition of an essay is vague, overlapping with those of an article and a short story. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works in verse have been dubbed essays (e.g. Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism and An Essay on Man). While brevity usually defines an essay, voluminous works like Joh ...more

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Intimations
Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time
Disability Visibility : First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century
Beyond the Gender Binary
After Australia
Pass with Care
Of Color
Untamed
Between the World and Me
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
So You Want to Talk About Race
Intimations
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
A Very Punchable Face
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life
Themes and Variations
Wow, No Thank You.
Calypso
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Everything I Know About Love
All Boys Aren't Blue
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Songs from the Well by Adam Byrn TrittThe Uncommon Thread by R. Scott AndersonYom Kippur as Manifest in an Approaching Dorsal Fin by Adam Byrn TrittEssays by George OrwellEssays of E.B. White by E.B. White
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99 books — 51 voters
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouI Am Malala by Malala YousafzaiBlack Indian by Shonda BuchananThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane SatrapiWe Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Non Fiction/Memoirs by Women of Color
262 books — 37 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodWe Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePolitical thinking for the masses by Elias TsikoudisRad American Women A-Z by Kate SchatzThe Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
Let's Dismantle the Patriarchy
220 books — 49 voters
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346 books — 151 voters


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Me Talk Pretty One Day
Men Explain Things to Me
We Should All Be Feminists
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
A Room of One's Own
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again:  Essays and Arguments
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
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Naked
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