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The Women I Think About at Night

Traveling the Paths of My Heroes

Mia Kankimaki Douglas Robinson

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Simon & Schuster
04 January 2022
In this thought-provoking blend of history, biography, women's studies, and travelogue (Library Journal) Mia Kankimaki recounts her enchanting travels in Japan, Kenya, and Italy while retracing the steps of ten remarkable female pioneers from history.

What can a forty-something childless woman do? Bored with her life and feeling stuck, Mia Kankimaki leaves her job, sells her apartment, and decides to travel the world, following the paths of the female explorers and artists from history who have long inspired her. She flies to Tanzania and then to Kenya to see where Karen Blixen-of Out of Africa fame-lived in the 1920s. In Japan, Mia attempts to cure her depression while researching Yayoi Kusama, the contemporary artist who has voluntarily lived in a psychiatric hospital for decades. In Italy, Mia spends her days looking for the works of forgotten Renaissance women painters of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and finally finds her heroines in the portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Atremisia Gentileschi. If these women could make it in the world hundreds of years ago, why can't Mia?

The Women I Think About at Night is an astute, entertaining...

[and] insightful (Publishers Weekly) exploration of the lost women adventurers of history who defied expectations in order to see-and change-the world.
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Imprint:   Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   365g
ISBN:   9781982129200
ISBN 10:   1982129204
Pages:   416
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mia Kankimaki has worked with books all her life: she has a master's degree in comparative literature from the University of Helsinki, and she has worked as a copywriter and editor at various publishing houses. Her travels in Tanzania, Kenya, Italy, and Japan in the footsteps of inspirational, historical female figures inspired her book The Women I Think About at Night. When not traveling for her next book project, Mia Kankimaki lives in Helsinki, Finland.

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