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Way Makers: an anthology of women’s writing about walking

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The first anthology of women’s writing about walking, edited by Wanderers author Kerri Andrews.

The follow-up to the bestselling Wanderers, Kerri Andrews’s Way Makers is the first anthology of women’s writing about walking. Moving from the eighteenth century to the present day, and across poetry, letters, diaries, novels and more, this anthology traces a long tradition of women’s walking literature. Walking is, for the women included in this anthology, a source of creativity and comfort; it is a means of expressing grief, longing and desire. It is also a complicated activity: it represents freedom but is also sometimes tinged with danger and fear. What cannot be denied any longer is that walking was, and continues to be, an activity full of physical and emotional significance for women: this anthology is testament to the rich literary heritage created by generations of women walker-writers over the centuries.

1 September 2023

9781789147872

224 mm x 146 mm | 312 pages

Hardback | £15.99

Kerri Andrews

Kerri Andrews

Kerri Andrews is a writer and academic, working on women's literature and the history of walking. She is also a keen hill walker and Munro 'bagger'. Her book, Wanderers: A History of Women Walking, combines all these passions, and is published by Reaktion ...

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