Mineke Schipper's books continue to be published in more and more languages. Most translated: Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet. Women in Proverbs from Around the World
Naked or Covered Mineke Schipper provides a fascinating and wide-ranging compendium of fact and fiction about the covering of the body through the ages. - J.M. Coetzee
The bewildering views of men and women in this intriguing cross-cultural history of humanity have to do with all of us. Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet is a stunning and entertaining rough guide showing us how far both sexes have progressed on the road towards world citizenship where, in the words of a Tibetan proverb, 'A hundred male and a hundred female qualities make a perfect human being.'
Proverbs are funny. And educational. And they can be a good starting point for discussions about tradition and modernity. Schipper collected over 15,000 proverbs about women and travels the world to give lectures and engage in discussions with the audience.womeninproverbsworldwide.com
A husband at home is like a flea in your ear. - Spanish, Chile
Mineke Schipper's books continue to be published in more and more languages. Most translated: her award-winning and internationally acclaimed Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet. Women in Proverbs from Around the World (Yale University Press).