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Miniskirt Democracy

Roxanne Varzi: Muslim Women’s Memoirs, 31 July 2008

Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit 
by Gillian Whitlock.
Chicago, 216 pp., £10.50, February 2008, 978 0 226 89526 0
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... Can all this really be about clothing? Yes and no. Certainly you shouldn’t overlook what Gillian Whitlock, in Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit, calls the paratext: the liminal features that surround the text, not just the book’s jacket and typeface but interviews with the author, reviews and commentaries. It is in transit, as ...

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