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When I Hit You [electronic resource] : Or, a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
When I Hit You [electronic resource] : Or, a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
Kandasamy, Meena2017
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Seduced by politics and poetry, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor and agrees to be his wife, but what for her is a contract of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of a kept woman, bullying her out of her life as an academic and writer in the process, she attempts to push back - a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape. Smart, fierce and courageous When I Hit You is a dissection of what love meant, means and will come to mean when trust is undermined by violence; a brilliant, throat-tightening feminist discourse on battered faces and bruised male egos; and a scathing portrait of traditional wedlock in modern India.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Atlantic Books, 2017
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781786491275
Language:
English
BRN:
2690709
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