Literature Review: A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile

Līga Horgana is back w ith another literature review, this time  Agate Nesaule's A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile. The suffering of women is as real as that of men. I have seen both this afternoon. What a foolish debate that was long ago in the old Latvian Center. Who suffered more in the war, women or men? All of them. And all children too. (1) A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile is a memoir by Latvian American Agate Nesaule. She was six years old when her family escaped Soviet repression during World War II. They lived in German refugee camps until 1950, then moving to the USA where she got an excellent education and worked as a professor of British and American literature. The work tells about women during the war and post-war period, and also reveals the social inequality of modern American society such as discrimination towards foreigners and black people, and domestic violence against women. The book was published in 1995 by Soho Press,

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