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Meena Kandasamy - Author

About the Author

Meena Kandasamy (born 1984) is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch (2006) and Ms. Militancy (2010), and the critically acclaimed novel, Gypsy Goddess.www.meenakandasamy.com

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Exquisite Cadavers

Exquisite Cadavers

Author: Meena Kandasamy Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

From the author of When I Hit You, shortlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction Karim and Maya: [x] share a home [x] worry about money [x] binge-watch films [x] argue all the time Karim, a young film-maker, carries with him the starry-eyed dreams of the Arab Revolution. Maya carries her own pressing concerns: an errant father, an unstable job, a chain-smoking habit, a sudden pregnancy. When Karim's brother disappears in Tunis, and Karim wants to go after him, Maya must choose between her partner and her home city, her future and her history... In a conversation between forms, fictions and truths, Exquisite Cadavers is a novel about a young couple navigating love in London, and a literary hall of mirrors about an author navigating the inspirations behind her work. ___________________ 'An inventive fusion' Observer 'A work of brilliance' Financial Times 'Wonderful' LitHub

Cuando te golpeo

Cuando te golpeo

Author: Meena Kandasamy Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2018

La segunda novela de Kandasamy la ha situado en los altares de la novela contemporanea India. La historia de una joven atrapada en las redes de un marido tirnico. Un relato estremecedor, valeroso y feminista. Seducida por la conviccin poltica, la poesa y el sueo de compartir un hermoso proyecto vital, la annima narradora de esta novela se enamora de un profesor universitario marxista y se muda con l a una lluviosa ciudad costera del sur de la India. Pronto descubrir que el vnculo de amor por ella imaginado es para l un contrato de propiedad que la reduce a la condicin de esposa complaciente y sumisa. Aquel hombre de nobilsimos ideales inicia una asalto implacable a su cuerpo y su mente para cerrarle todos los caminos y, en ltima instancia, negarle el derecho a una existencia propia. No hay territorio donde l renuncie a imponer su dominio.Cuando ella reacciona, cuando busca vas de escape, l intenta quebrar su resistencia con un brutal tratamiento de golpes y violaciones. La literatura es el nico refugio en ese infierno domstico sostenido por la indiferencia de una sociedad que solo espera silencio y resignacin. Nadie la va a salvar, solo ella puede hacerlo."e;Un puetazo en el estmago"e;The Wire"e;Lo mejor que he ledo en 2017. Lelo como un poema en prosa, un himno feminista o un experimento con la vida, pero lelo."e;The Daily O"e;De lectura urgente... esta novela late a travs de una bsqueda universalmente reconocida de libertad en un mundo donde las mujeres todava estn sorprendentemente infravaloradas."e;Financial Times"e;Su lectura abrasa."e;The Guardian

Reis & Asche

Reis & Asche

Author: Meena Kandasamy Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2016

Meena Kandasamy erzahlt von dem Massaker in Kilvenami (Sud-Indien), bei dem 1968 vierundvierzig Dorfbewohner - landlose Dalit (Unberuhrbare - in einer Hutte verbrannt wurden. Sie hatten sich der Kommunistischen Partei angeschlossen und das Undenkbare gewagt: die Stimme zu erheben fur eine halbe Portion Reis mehr am Tag. Der Roman bezeugt den Justizskandal, in dem Polize, Politiker und Richter zum Erhalt der Macht der Grundgesitzer beitrugen. Aber was heit, Kandasamy erzhlt? Kann sie das, die 16 Jahre nach dem Massaker Geborene, der die Geschichte nur durch mndliche Berichte, Zeitungsartikel und Gerichtsakten zugnglich ist? Kandasamy zerstrt lustvoll alle Erwartungshaltungen an Form und Sprache, kokettiert nicht mit Exotismus oder gebtem Storytelling.

The Gypsy Goddess

The Gypsy Goddess

Author: Meena Kandasamy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

The provocative debut by the Women's Fiction Prize 2018-shortlisted author of When I Hit You. When women take to protest, there is no looking back. Sometimes it is over working conditions, other times, perhaps, a strike for higher wages. And so, in a hungry, back-broken community of villages in Tamil Nadu, a group of rural workers begin to defy their landlords. The landlords, in turn, vow to violently crush them. But these punishments only serve to strengthen the villagers' resistance - after all, when starvation is the only option, what else is there to lose...?

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