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Sophus Helle, Enheduana: Enheduana (Hardcover, 2023, Yale University Press) 5 stars


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Enheduana was a high priestess and royal princess who lived in Ur, in what is now southern Iraq, about 2300 BCE. Not only does Enheduana have the distinction of being the first author whose name we know, but the poems attributed to her are hymns of great power. They are …

Nisi Shawl: Everfair (2016) 4 stars



An "alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's ... colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier"--Amazon.com.