7 female Authors Who will Inspire You to Fight for the System

Corruption, discrimination and injustice continue to exist in out society even today. We do feel irritated but do nothing about it. Here are seven female authors who will inspire you to fight for the system.

Alice Walker


Her novel, The Color Purple takes place mostly in rural Georgia. The story focuses on the life of African-American women in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence. Nevertheless, she portrayed what is true.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is especially skilful at documenting the fraught relationships activists often have with the communities they are trying to help. Her writing style is unique and diverse, covering topics like domestic violence, Nigeria’s Civil War and American attitude towards race. Some of her notable works include Purple Hibiscus, Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

Nina Bawden


Bawden’s husband of nearly 50 years was killed in a British rail disaster in 2002. Before the crash Bawden was a successful children’s and adult novelist, and after the accident she campaigned for the company responsible to admit liability. Bawden’s account of the campaign is framed as a lyrically furious letter to her husband, detailing Railtracks’ attempt to squirm out of paying the survivors compensation.

Arundhati Roy


Her first novel, The God of Small Things, dealt with labour relations in India, the ostracization of women, the harm big business are doing to the environment, and the hypocrisy of the caste system. All of that, and there’s still her non-fiction to be reckoned with: Roy has spoken out against America’s presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, called for big business to be more social responsible in their dealings with the developing world, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for India’s clean drinking water campaign.

J.K. Rowling


So engrossed with the protagonist, we nearly forget Hermione. Hermione’s quest to free the house elves that is truly inspiring. People laugh at Hermione, call her a do-gooder, and her attempts are often misguided. But at the end of the series, the house elves take part in the Battle of Hogwarts and help defeat Voldemort. Hermione was right to stick up for the elves, and any activist currently struggling to find allies for an overlooked cause will appreciate Rowling’s treatment of SPEW (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare).

Elizabeth Gaskell


Good friends with the Brontë sisters and Dickens, Gaskell wrote multiple books about the experiences of the poor in industrialized Britain. North & South, her most political novel, is mainly centered around a Pride & Prejudice-rivaling love story, but it also gives a fantastic insight into the efforts of Britain’s workers to unionize and fight for their rights.

Maya Angelou


This famous African-American writer has fearlessly examined cultural stigmas, provided intimate life details, presented new ideas and created remarkable fiction through literary works. For their prophetic genius, she has received NAACP awards among other honours. Maya Angelou has eloquently chronicled various eras of her life through her autobiographies

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