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We are Honey and Diana, two Malaysian gals who really love diving into books of all kinds. Welcome to 2 Book Nerds Talking where we discuss books we love or those hot on the read list. We get to share reading insights, bookish topics, pick the minds of occasional bookworm guests and other general book nerdery. If you love books as much as we do, this is the podcast for you!

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We are Honey and Diana, two Malaysian gals who really love diving into books of all kinds. Welcome to 2 Book Nerds Talking where we discuss books we love or those hot on the read list. We get to share reading insights, bookish topics, pick the minds of occasional bookworm guests and other general book nerdery. If you love books as much as we do, this is the podcast for you!

    Literature for Equality E05 | Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill- Reframing our Fairytales

    Literature for Equality E05 | Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill- Reframing our Fairytales

    So many of our fairytales and folklores deal with gender stereotypes. The pretty, poor girl waiting for a prince to save her, the girl who recklessly wears red and gets eaten by a wolf, the brother and sister unable to contain themselves from eating a gingerbread house. All these early stories have seeped into our psyches with bedtime stories and magic. We relook at well known fairytales through Nikita Gills poetry and flash prose and reframe them. After all princesses can save themselves from towers, outwit villains and wake themselves up by their own efforts, right?

    • 43 min
    Literature For Equality E04 | Circe by Madeline Miller - The Unsung Heroism of Women's Labour

    Literature For Equality E04 | Circe by Madeline Miller - The Unsung Heroism of Women's Labour

    Epics are all about heroes especially Greek epics. Odysseus sailing the seas vanquishing monsters and starting wars. Achilles fighting the Trojan war a harbinger of fleet death and divine retribution. And of the women, the witches and fates, goddesses and maidens- nothing much. Enter the new literary era of feminist retellings. There have been many of course but Miller's Circe really exploded and gave a real voice to the witch of Aiaia and not only that but a rich inner life too. Through Circe we will navigating domestic lives of women and motherhood, and asking the question, 'why are women's labour still undervalued in today's world?'






    Light Thought var 4 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 43 min
    Literature For Equality E03 | Kim Ji-young : Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo - What's the Big Deal with Gender Equality Anyway?

    Literature For Equality E03 | Kim Ji-young : Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo - What's the Big Deal with Gender Equality Anyway?

    In our third episode of our LFE Project, we take you in the life of one Korean Woman. This slim book that made waves when it first came out shone a light on conditioned misogyny and systemic sexism in modern Korean life. So many that is touched upon in this book will make you think about your own social conditioning and accepted norms. Do you face daily gender bias without even recognizing it as such? The takeaways are many and it paves the way for more better conversations about gender inequality- because what is the big deal about it anyway? And why are we still talking about it today.

    For more info, visit rngdr.com/lfe

    • 44 min
    Literature For Equality E02 | We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Who's Afraid of the Word 'Feminism'?

    Literature For Equality E02 | We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Who's Afraid of the Word 'Feminism'?

    In our second episode of our Literature for Equality Project, we tackled the word feminism itself. How did this word get its current reputation? Why do people shy away from the word feminist? Adichie puts forth clear, concise and powerful arguments on why everyone should be a feminist. It not only affects how we bring up girls but also how we treat boys. We delve into the meaning of the word, toxic masculinity and reclaiming back the word for the future.

    For more info, visit rngdr.com/lfe

    • 31 min
    Literature For Equality E01 | Iban Woman by Golda Mowe - What Does it Mean to be a 'Perfect Girl'?

    Literature For Equality E01 | Iban Woman by Golda Mowe - What Does it Mean to be a 'Perfect Girl'?

    This is the first episode of our Literature for Equality Project where we pick 8 books that use them to discuss gender issues. This project is supported by The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. Our first book is Iban Woman by Golda Mowe and this is a thrilling coming-of-age tale of Ratai, an Iban girl at the cusp of womanhood and her struggles in finding her identity and wanting to be more than just what the tribe deems as a perfect woman. The world is rich with Iban gods and mythology and you get immersed into Iban culture from ceremonies to rites within daily life and also if a tribe goes to war. Throughout you will feel the push and pull of Ratai's thoughts as she questions the gender stereotypes around her and eventually forge her own path in the world.

    • 39 min
    TBNT x Empower E04 | Being an Orang Asli in Malaysia

    TBNT x Empower E04 | Being an Orang Asli in Malaysia

    "Ehhh macam Jakun la"
    "Jakun la you"
    "Don't be like one Jakun can or not"

    Do these phrases sound familiar?

    What is a playful jibe towards others is actually an Orang Asli (meaning original or first peoples in Malay) tribe name. The Jakun people are the second largest Orang Asli sub-groups in Malaysia.
    In this episode, we spoke to Sherry Viviey, a half-Jakun youth on the discrimination and challenges faced by the Orang Asli community, and the misuse of her tribe name (usually used as a derogatory term).

    Tune in to listen to the story title "Macam Jakun", written by our own Honey Ahmad, inspired by Sherry's story, and the amazing discussion we had with this feisty youth.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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I stopped listening when the hosts DISSED LIBRARIES in the 9th episode! What kind of a reader disses libraries???!! 😡👎

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