By: Cristina Oñoro
Published by: Taurus
Softcover. 432 pages.
Joan of Arc, Malinche, Sofonisba Anguissola, Mary Wollstonecraft, Victoria Kent, Jane Austen, Marie Curie, Simone Weil and Rosa Parks were also there. With brilliance and elegance, Cristina Oñoro constructs a fascinating story that dismantles the narratives about humanity and demolishes the inherited misogynist discourses.
From a marvellous network of connections between female experiences, Cristina Oñoro tells another history of the world, employing a wealth of memorable details and curious anecdotes, as well as the latest advances in specialised research on its protagonists. Those Missing rigorously covers some significant historical moments, from the darkness of prehistoric caves to the Afghan War, but also from literature, art, philosophy and science to try to illuminate, with notable doses of irony and erudition, the shadow zones in which women have been relegated. The result is a bold and powerful new epic that demystifies the heroic and violent construction of the past in favour of a worldview that is deeply relational and open to the possible.