Kerri Andrews

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Reaktion Books, 2023

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Way Makers: An Anthology of Women’s Writing About Walking

The follow-up to the bestselling Wanderers, Kerri Andrews’ Way Makers is the first anthology of women’s writing about walking. Moving from the eighteenth century to the present day, and across poetry, letters, diaries, novels and more, this anthology traces a long tradition of women’s walking literature. Walking is, for the women included in this anthology, a source of creativity and comfort; it is a means of expressing grief, longing and desire. It is also a complicated activity: it represents freedom but is also sometimes tinged with danger and fear. What cannot be denied any longer is that walking was, and continues to be, an activity full of physical and emotional significance for women: this anthology is testament to the rich literary heritage created by generations of women walker-writers over the centuries.

Way Makers is a scintillating and exciting collection of women’s voices’ – Katharine Norbury, author of The Fish Ladder