📚 Interruptrr 2023 Book List 📚
Elmira's favorite foreign policy book picks
I’m always excited to round out the year with my favorite foreign policy books. Some you’ve seen in the newsletter, such as Patricia Evangelista’s Some People Need Killing, which is incredibly chilling but an amazing read and Leta Hong Fincher’s Leftover Women, which is just out in its 10th anniversary edition. As I prepare for a second year of teaching Feminist Foreign Policy at Bard, I’ve been devouring Kristina Lunz’s The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist, Stephanie Foster and Susan Markam’s Feminist Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice, and Hawoon Jung’s Flowers of Fire. I learned so much reading Liz Mundy’s book on the women at the CIA and Yepoka Yeebo’s account of Ghanaian conman John Ackah Blay-Miezah, who swindled millions worldwide.
The links for the books are below. They all link to Tertulia, a female-led online book community. Membership-driven, it’s REI for book lovers — and more. Tertulia is Spanish for an informal salon. And that’s what this Tertulia is — it’s a platform to discover and share books. Membership is only $25 per year. Your first book is 50% off with free shipping. Plus, you get to support a female run enterprise and create an alternative to Amazon. Win-win. Interruptrr subscribers get an additional 20% off with code INTERRUPT at checkout - membership is not necessary. (Only thru 12/31/23).
As we end another year and start a new one, I’m pulling out this NYT piece from 2003 and thinking about “emendations and erasures and crossings-out” that take place on our proverbial calendars and looking ahead. “If there’s any fixing to be done,” the piece notes, about referring to our lives and world, “it will have to be done in the future.” Indeed. Yet, the future depends on what we do today.
I’m wishing you a happy, healthy, and restful holiday — a happy 2024. Team Interruptrr will be back in mid-January (I haven’t decided exactly when….) As always, thank you reader. This newsletter means the world to me and you make that so. — Elmira
Yeah, I haven’t figured out how to insert photos into Substack…. 🤷🏻♀️
Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China, 10th Anniversary Edition by Leta Hong Fincher
Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country by Patricia Evangelista
The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist by Kristina Lunz
Feminist Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice: An Introduction by Stephanie Foster and Susan Markham
Elmira Bayrasli - Editor-in-Chief
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