My N 🙂 It’s only fair, that I should share a poem by her? Here you go: Fundamentalism By Naomi Shihab Nye Because the eye has a short shadow or it is hard to see over heads in the crowd? If everyone else seems smarter but you need your own secret? If mystery was… Continue reading Naomi Shihab Nye
My M ❤ The bold force of nature who spent her life highlighting and fighting for the most oppressed, most vulnerable.
My L is the Mexican author (and also a politician! as I found out while researching on her before making the portrait) Laura Esquival. I read her magical book “Like Water for Chocolate” two years ago and just this summer watched the magical movie that is based on it (the screenplay for which was also… Continue reading Laura Esquivel
My K ❤ Like many non-Malayalam readers, I got acquainted with her first through her autobiography…it might be one of the first truly feminist writing I had seen until then. I loved it so much, I made my mother sit down so I can read parts of it to her- ultimate sign of a book’s… Continue reading Kamala Das
The 10th portrait in the Writerly Women series, and my J. 🙂 I am reading her biography by Tracy Daugherty- “The Last Love Song”. I wish I didn’t have such a compelling need to know more and more about the people I admire, because you never know what you’ll find- inspiration or disappointment. And why… Continue reading Joan Didion
My I. 🙂 I love her!
Hannah Arendt, the Jewish American political theorist, is my H in the Writerly Woman series. She was born in Hanover, Germany and died in New York City, and in between she thought and wrote on such pertinent issues as power and totalitarianism.