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.org
An old man who marries a young woman buys a newspaper for others to read. - Portuguese, Brazil
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).