Women Who Dig
Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World
by Trina Moyles
Pub Date 03 Mar 2018
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Weaving together the narratives of female farmers from across three continents, Women Who Dig offers a critical look at how women are responding to and, increasingly, rising up against, the injustices of the global food system.
Beautifully written with spectacular photos, it examines gender roles, access to land, domestic violence, maternal health, political and economic marginalization, and a rapidly changing climate. It also shows the power of collective action.
With women from Guatemala, Nicaragua, the United States, Canada, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Cuba included, it explores the ways women are responding to, as both individuals and in groups, the barriers they face in providing the world a healthy diet.
“Haunting, powerful, and important.” - Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing
“Every page of this book glows with Moyles’s affection for the women she travels the world to meet…. an elegantly-written tribute to those who coax food from soil.” Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls
“Rigorous and insightful …. [An] invaluable contribution to the conversation we all should be having about sustainable farming.” Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City
“Trina Moyles reveals the determination, imagination, and resilience of women from around the world who are engaged in persistent struggles to produce food. Their stories tell a lot about social and environmental justice, hope, community, and what really matters.” Annette Desmarais, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice, and Food Sovereignty
Key Selling Points
- beautifully written travel vignettes don't shy away from the struggles these women face: there are stories of sexual abuse, economic hardship, discrimination from the community, and unfair land inheritance processes--all issues that women farmers must overcome.
- book is paper but will be printed on heavy stock (cover and interior) for a quality package. Photos are stunning and will take up full pages, with bleeds nearly to the edge.
- Info on the author can be found at http://www.trinamoyles.com/.
- will seek endorsements from Sarah Elton (author of Locavoreand Consumed), Stephen Lewis, Raj Patel, Candace Savage, and others
Forthcoming Media Attention
- book reviews and/or profiles in major Canadian/U.S. publications, e.g. Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, New York Times, Literary Review of Canada, New York Review of Books, Publishers Weekly, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Macleans, The Walrus, etc.
- radio coverage on CBC's The Current and CBC Daybreak (Alberta), CBC Morning Edition (Saskatchewan)
- interviews/misc. coverage from CBC Books, Alternatives Journal, Briarpatch Magazine, Alberta Views, Eighteen Bridges, Maisonneuve, Glass Buffalo, Rabble.ca, Georgia Straight, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post, Western Producer, and other local newspapers
- reviews in geography/development/women's studies journals and magazines