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The Elephant in the Room

Women Draw Their World

This book brings together sixteen comic artists, all women, from India and Germany to explore how women see the world and themselves, and how that is similar and different across cultures. In the striking, surprising, often funny drawings featured here, the women take apart received ideas of identity, power, love, sex, family, and bodies, putting them to new purposes to yield a rich interweaving of the personal and the political. Bold, original, outspoken, and thought-provoking, The Elephant in the Room is the perfect tonic for our dark times: affirming and entertaining but never less than powerfully political.

240 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2018


Women's Studies

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“For the book, 16 talented women artists from India and Germany travelled to Nrityagram in Karnataka to get together and draw what they thought of their bodies, relationships, families, sex, and societal roles thrust upon women. The result? A visual feast.”


“The artists hilariously approach the misconceptions around women’s bodies and what it means to be female.”

Feminism India

“Each page of this book is a different piece of art worthy of framing and putting up on the walls. A collection of feminist art and graphic essays from sixteen women from India and Germany, I am already in love with this one”


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