Womandla! This Women’s Month, we browse through a list of empowering books that are written by inspiring females. A great guide on what to read during now that you’ve worked your way through the pile of books you’ve been meaning to read next to your bed!

1.I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

This is an inspirational autobiography by Mala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani female activist for education and women’s rights, which tells the story of her life living in a patriarchal community where girls have no value. As she speaks up for female rights, she is seen as a threat to the Taliban and is shot through the head for it. The story is about her survival and her dedication to her cause. Indulge in a powerful story by an inspirational young woman!

2. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

This motivational read says it all in the title! Young author Sophia Amoruso tells her story of becoming a female boss, starting from her dysfunctional youth to her experience in rising up and becoming a multi-millionaire at the age of 30! Amoruso provides a guide to becoming a boss from a woman’s perspective.While you’re on your way up, why not get a competitive insurance quote online and see how much you could be saving on your monthly premium?

3. Braving the Wildernessby Brené Brown

Need some inspiration to connect to who you are and the world around you? Then this is the ideal read! Author Brené Brown provides 4 practices that can help you with being brave, standing out and belonging to ourselves. This book will empower you to gain courage, to feel a sense of belonging and to stand for what you believe in, even if you’re the only one. 

4. New Daughters of Africa– An International Anthology of Writing By Women Of African Descent) by Margaret Busby

This novel is one that is close to home! It encompasses an array of literature such as: short stories, poems, letters, speeches, novels, drama and humour. It portrays the diversity of African women’s voices who articulate their common stumbling blocks around issues of race, gender and class. This inspirational anthology of African daughters coming together seeks to empower women all over the world.

5. Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke

Looking for some black women empowerment literature to read this month? This book is the one! Author Yomi Adegoke confronts issues around education, getting ahead, representation, dating and health that are specific to black women’s experiences. This book provides practical advice to empower black women to be successful and forge their own paths.

6. A Piece Of Cake:A Memoir by Cupcake Brown

This coming-of-age story of how a young woman experiences the loss of her mother, childhood abuse, homelessness, sexual abuse and prostitution, is an excellent empowerment read of how to beat the odds and rise once you have fallen. After all, “If you strike a woman, you strike a rock!” These words from the famous South African resistance song have come to symbolise the courage and strength expressed at the 1956 Women’s March as South African women refused to give into increasing oppression without some form of protest.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

This beautiful memoir is written by the first black First Lady in United States history. In the book, Michelle Obama describes her deepest, personal experiences – from growing up, her work, living in the White House, being a mother and finding her voice. This read touches on the importance of role models but also speaks about the complexities of life – growing up and becoming a woman. Becomingis a definite read for this month!

These are just a few motivational books to read this Women’s Month, to empower you to live your way. Curl up on your couch with all your home contents and comforts and enjoy making your way through these motivational books this Women’s Month.

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