271pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (2005) 2015.
A collection of biographies of South African women who broke with convention: Daisy de Melker, Helen Martins, Dr James Barry, Ingrid Jonker, Ruth First, Dolly Radebe, Black Sophie, Sarah Raal, Irma Stern, Nongqawuse, Helen Joseph and Lilian Ngoyi, Elizabeth Klarer, Olive Schreiner, Bessie Head, Brenda Fassie, and Glenda Kemp.
This new edition includes additional information on Sara Baartman and Krotoa-Eva and three new chapters, on Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Cissie Gool and Eudy Simelane.
Lauren Beukes is also the author of "Zoo City", "Moxyland", "The Shining Girls" and "Broken Monsters".
Nechama Brodie is the editor and co-author of "The Jo-Burg Book" and author of "The Cape Town Book".