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Lil’s Answer
Helen Mort

The speaker of the poem records Lil’s answer regarding gender prejudices and discrimination against women. Helen Mort’s second collection of poetry “No Map Could Show Them” offers the readers a variety of perspectives on mountaineering, the human body and gender roles. Her poems navigate proximity and distance, past and present, edges and extremes.

· · 2016

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Mort, Helen. "Lil's Answer." No Map Could Show Them, Chatto & Windus, 2016, p. 54. 10 l., ISBN 9781784740641

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  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text