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Mieze Medusa - What they say about women

There’s no reason to give up, says Mieze Medusa, writing with humour and warmth – and especially not if you’re a woman!

Friends and partners, mothers and daughters: Mieze Medusa’s captivating new novel is all about women and their right to not give a monkey’s about ‘what people say about them’. Laura, a native of Tyrol, lives in Innsbruck and hates skiing, cosy romantic chalets and the magic of the Alps. Forty-year-old Frederike, known as Fred, still hasn’t settled down and is frequently out of work. She lives in Vienna, previously with Marlis – until she falls in love with musician Milla YoloBitch. Marlis wants a baby, Fred wants Milla, Milla wants to rap, Laura wants to draw comics, Laura’s sister Isabella wants a family and a career. And although not all their wishes will come true, in this novel Mieze Medusa makes a passionate case for allowing women to be, become and want anything they please.

Book details

256 pages
format:125 x 205
ISBN: 9783701717606
Release date: 13.09.2022

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Mieze Medusa

Mieze Medusa, whose legal name is Doris Mitterbacher, was born in 1975 and has lived in Linz, Innsbruck, London and now Vienna. She has toured internationally as rapper and spoken word performer since 2002 and has kept her MC name as a literary author. Her debut novel “Freischnorcheln” was published in 2008. She has since published prose texts and poetry slam material, as well as recordings of the hip hop duo “mieze medusa & tenderboy”. She has also produced a number of theatre pieces and realised experimental music projects. Recently published: “Du bist dran” (Your turn) (2021) and "Wenn über Frauen geredet wird" (What they say about women) (2022).


Mieze Medusa ist eine Fixgröße in der österreichischen Poetry-Slam-Szene. Von ihrer sprachlichen Wendigkeit profitieren auch ihre Romane.
[Quelle: Doris Kraus, DIE PRESSE]

Mit ihrem neuen Roman protestiert Mieze Medusa gegen patriarchale Strukturen.
[Quelle: Nina Horcher, WOMAN]

Mieze Medusa erzählt temporeich und amüsant von Frauen, die ihren Weg gehen.
[Quelle: Karin Waldner-Petutschnig, KLEINE ZEITUNG]

In ihrem neuen Roman ergründet die Poetry-Slammerin und Rapperin Mieze Medusa patriarchale Strukturen.
[Quelle: Christina Pausackl, DIE ZEIT]

Ein großes Lesevergnügen!
[Quelle: Astrid Kuffner, MADAME WIEN]

Ein wunderschönes Plädoyer voller Charme und Humor.
[Quelle: 1000things.at]

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