A Woman’s War Against Progress by Allan Cameron

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Wednesday 27 September, 2023

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Book Launch: A Woman’s War against Progress by Allan Cameron

A Woman’s War against Progress is about a fictional minority-language community in southern Siberia and its charismatic and somewhat domineering leader. Her relationships with men are complex and unhappy, but she is carried along on the wave of her own enthusiasm for her culture and language, which is also not without its own inherent costs. Russian history sits nicely as the backdrop.
“[A Woman’s War against Progress is] a majestic, always original work. … Giving the novel the voice of a ‘First People’ opens a quite new way of feeling one’s way into that Soviet period, too. … I can visualise the sort of intelligent reader in no hurry who would happily be captured and moved by The Woman. A Russian river of a novel.” – Neal Ascherson
“I fear that the readership for A Woman’s War against Progress may not be vast, but those who read it will find their minds stretched, challenged and enlarged by the experience. It’s a remarkable achievement, but I am not quite sure why I think that.” – James Robertson


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