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Rise Extraordinary Women of Colour who Changed the World

Written by Maliha Abidi

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Rise Extraordinary Women of Colour who Changed the World Review

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Inspirational illustrated anthology of 100 women of colour who’ve blazed a trail to rise to the top of their respective fields, with world-changing impact.

Relating the remarkable stories of 100 extraordinary women of colour, Maliha Abidi’s Rise is an inspirational, informative showstopper of an anthology. Global in scope and engagingly lively in style, it’s a powerful and beautifully curated testament to trailblazing women of colour from all walks of life, from all fields of endeavour (literature, science, engineering, business, banking, mathematics, politics, law, medicine, human rights activism, sport, art, music, dance), from all corners of the world. What a glorious gift this is to treasure - and draw inspiration from - for a lifetime.

Featuring women from over 40 countries, these are pioneers who’ve risen above multiple challenges to have huge impact on the world, whether in the public eye, or behind the scenes. While the book includes seminal icons who are household names (among them Beyonce, Frida Kahlo, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Rosa Parks and Serena Williams), Rise also highlights lesser-known names whose work has had huge impact on our world. Like the women themselves, Maliha Abidi’s writing style is engaging and keenly focussed, and her striking portraits of each innovator are an exuberant, life-filled joy.

Joanne Owen

Rise Extraordinary Women of Colour who Changed the World Synopsis

Rise celebrates the inspirational stories of 100 remarkable women of colour. From the entrepreneur with a homemade marmalade business who went on to found Women's World Banking, to the educator who built the first university in the world; and from the athlete who fled civil war on a sinking boat and then swam in the Olympics, to the first Black female astronaut, these trailblazers have risen above challenges to reach dizzying heights.

These scientists, entertainers, sportswomen, artists and activists hail from more than forty countries. Past and present, famous and forgotten, they have worked both behind the scenes and under public scrutiny to make our world a better place.

Featuring stunning portrait illustrations by noted artist Maliha Abidi, Rise reveals the creativity and courage of these pioneers, and is essential for all.

Rise Extraordinary Women of Colour who Changed the World Press Reviews

'Women and girls worldwide will find inspiration and strength in the pages of this beautiful book.' Malala Yousafzai

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ISBN: 9780863561375
Publication date: 26/10/2021
Publisher: Saqi Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780863561375
Publication date: 26th October 2021
Author: Maliha Abidi
Publisher: Saqi Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 216 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Genres: History, People / Places
Recommendations: Star Books
Collections: Best Children's Books of 2021,

About Maliha Abidi

Maliha Abidi is a Pakistani-American artist and illustrator whose work is dedicated to women's rights and mental health. Her self-published debut, Pakistan for Women, won Abidi international acclaim with appearances on BBC, Good Morning America and TRT World, among others. She has worked with renowned organisations such as the United Nations, Women's Aid and the Malala Fund to help create positive change through art.

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