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Written by the award winning writer, Dacia Maraini, this powerful and moving text has arisen from a series of true testimonies collected worldwide from Amnesty International on the question of violence against women. The nine stories are of women from different parts of the world with different religions, lifestyles and cultures who all share a sad reality, namely that of being victims of a blind and sometimes senseless violence.Read more
.“Women everywhere are captives of tradition, of an unwanted marriage, of a violent family, of exploitation, of discrimination.” Maraini
In the stories narrated by Maraini, violence and abuse echoes from China to Jordan, Nigeria to California, to so-called “civilized” Europe. The pain of women from different worlds whose personal dignity and freedom is violated.
“Hurried Steps not only speaks of senseless violence but tells of a more complex universe, a relationship desert, the representation of male desire crushing and imposing itself through base instincts onto the female body by force or with money.” Maraini
Hurried Steps is beautifully translated by Sharon Wood and was created as a production performed in the Oratorio Style of theatre which was developed by Dacia Maraini and her collaborators, Pasolini and Alberto Moravia. It has became a cultural innovation project focusing on the issues of violence and gender discrimination and equal opportunities throughout the world.
This book features a Foreword by Bianca Jagger.