A courageous book, as well as a hopeful one: Roxane Gay shares many painful truths with her audience about her journey. Thank you, for doing so will most assuredly help enlighten others reading your words.
It has been a long time, if ever, since I have read a book where almost every sentence made me both laugh out loud and cringe in commiseration with the author. At once heartbreaking and hilarious, this memoir also took me back in time whenever Irby made a Nineties reference. A terrific book.
Roy’s first book of fiction in twenty years, since the Booker prize winning <i>The God of Small Things</i>, this novel did not disappoint. A critique of modern India, Roy covers everything from the treatment of hijras to the rabid nationalism that is taking over the country in effective, beautiful prose. I couldn’t wait to read this book while at the same time didn’t want it to end. A masterful piece of work.
A timely compilation of five of Arundhati Roy’s books of essays with a new introduction by Roy. Parts I and II focus on power politics in India; Part III on the rise of neoliberalism in the United States following September 11th. I’d read many of these essays when they were first published, but in the tumultuous aftermath of the takeover of the global stage by Donald T***p I find they are just as relevant now as then, even prophetic. An important book for everyone: activists, community organizers, and those just looking for a bit of hope in their struggle to survive modern imperialism including a blatantly corrupt Indian government and US domination of the world.