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Meena Kandasamy on When I Hit You

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Social Writing Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Tue 05 Mar 19:00 - 20:00

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Meena Kandasamy on When I Hit You

Join us for an evening with poet, fiction writer, translator and activist Meena Kandasamy discussing her acclaimed second novel When I Hit You.

Informed and inspired by her own experiences, Kandasamy’s second novel is a dazzling and provocative novel of an abusive marriage.

Caught in the hook of love, a young woman marries a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors discovers that her perfect husband is a perfect monster.

As he sets about bullying her into obedience and as her family pressures her to stay in the marriage, she swears to fight back – a resistance that will either kill her or set her free…

Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist, now based in London. She has published two collections of poetry and the novel, The Gypsy Goddess Protected content .

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