Smash the Patriarchy: A Graphic Novel

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7.9 X 10.8 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Marta Breen is a writer, journalist and one of Norway's most profiled feminists. She made her debut in 2006 with the book Girls, Wine and Song, about Norwegian women through times in music. She has since established herself as a notable non-fiction author. Her book Women in Battle (2018), illustrated by Jenny Jordahl, has been sold in 27 territories.

Jenny Jordahl (b. 1989) is an illustrator, designer, blogger, writer and cartoonist. She is well known for her collaborations with feminist writer Marta Breen on books like The F Word and 60 Women You Should've Met. For her title What happened to you? (2020) she has won the prestigious Brage Award and the Orbil prize.

Siân Mackie is a translator of Scandinavian literature into English. They were born in Scotland and now live on the south coast of England. They have an MA in Scandinavian Studies and an MSc in Literary Translation as a Creative Practice from the University of Edinburgh. They have translated a wide range of works, from young adult and children's literature to thrillers and non-fiction. They also love translating for the theater and have participated in the theater company Foreign Affairs' mentoring program for translators and the Royal Court International Residency for Emerging Playwrights.


Praise for Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl:

"Marta Breen's witty text and Jenny Jordahl's dynamic art covers topics including reproductive rights, gay marriage and the #meToo movement. International and inclusive in outlook, it's both relevant and inspirational." - Fiona Noble, The Guardian

"It has a giant vagina on a page and a naked Eve on another, and I am here for them! WOOHOO!!" - Fuse 8 Production, School Library Journal

"The narrative style brings home the scale of the injustices done to women while still remaining optimistic and celebrating the fortitude of those who try to change society for the better. The book explains concepts like "the male gaze" with clear, illustrative examples, as of the ubiquity of strip club scenes in films. It challenges the use of the word "genius" as it has been applied to men throughout history. And it does all this while maintaining a sense of humor: at the end, the three "worst sexists" in history are named--with a long list of (dis)honorable mentions." - Foreword Reviews