When I Hit You – Meena Kandasamy – Quotes

As a teacher, she also knows that to state the obvious is, in fact, a sure sign of stupidity. This is how my story of Young Woman as a Runaway Daughter became, in effect, the great battle of My Mother versus the Head Lice. And because my mother won this battle, the story was told …

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When I Hit You: Or the Portrait of a Writer as a Young Wife – Meena Kandasamy

It is not a pleasant book, it could not be given that the subject here is the first-person account of home abuse. Our narrator is a writer and a young wife when we first hear her voice she actually is no longer a wife. The first time she speaks to us is to reclaim her …

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Bookmarks – 12 bookshops for 12 months – October

Bookmarks was the bookshop I had planned for October, unlike all the others I visited on that crazy Saturday. This is where I ended my tour, which after visiting four other bookshops did not stop me from buying more books. Bookmarks markets itself as a socialist bookshop and this definitely is a theme that is …

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