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By Illona Linthwaite. Spanning the centuries from Sappho's Greece to tenth-century Japan, from nineteenth-century Chile to Zindziswa Mandela's twentieth-century South Africa, the voices of these women poets express themes of love, injustice, motherhood, and loss, and the oppressions of race and sex. The sequence of the poems moves from youth to old age, and they bear witness to the triumphs as well as the pain and frustration of women in many times and in many places. Among the many poets whose work is included are Anna Akhmatova, Maya Angelou, Judith Kazantzis, Gabriela Mistral, Marge Piercy, Irina Ratushinskaya and Alice Walker. Here, in this unique exchange between women of many races, affirming their differences and what they have in common, are more than 150 poems and 91 biographies which assert the black abolitionist Sojourner Truth's challenge, "Ain't I a Woman!" Gramercy (1993), English, Hardcover: 224 pages.