Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Draupadi’: The Symbolism of a Name

'Draupadi' is a short story written by Mahasweta Devi. It takes us into the life of Dopdi Mejhen. She is described in the first few lines of the short story as "Name Dopdi Mejhen, age twenty-seven, husband Dulna Majhi (deceased), domicile Cherakhan, Bankrajharh, information whether dead or alive and/or assistance in arrest, one hundred rupees … Continue reading Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Draupadi’: The Symbolism of a Name

Poetry Appreciation: ‘Who Said It Was Simple’ by Audre Lorde

This post is a part of my ‘Poetry Appreciation’ segment wherein every once in a while I share a poem that I like. Today I've chosen Audre Lorde's 'Who said It Was Simple'. About Audre Lorde: Audre Lorde (18 February 1934 - 17 November 1992) was an American writer, civil rights activist, feminist, womanist, and … Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: ‘Who Said It Was Simple’ by Audre Lorde

Poetry Appreciation: ‘Lady Lazarus’ by Sylvia Plath

This post is a part of my ‘Poetry Appreciation’ segment wherein every once in a while I share a poem that I like. Today I've chosen Sylvia Plath's 'Lady Lazarus'. About Sylvia Plath: Sylvia Plath (27 October 1932 - 11 February 1963) was an American poet, short-story writer, and novelist. She is often credited with … Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: ‘Lady Lazarus’ by Sylvia Plath

Inter-generational Liberation in Ama Ata Aidoo’s ‘The Girl Who Can’

'The Girl Who Can' is a short story by Ama Ata Aidoo. Set in a village in Ghana, the story takes us into the world of Adjoa, the seven-year-old protagonist, who lives with her mother (Maami) and grandmother (Nana). Set in a household comprising only of three generations of women, the grandmother-the mother- the daughter, … Continue reading Inter-generational Liberation in Ama Ata Aidoo’s ‘The Girl Who Can’

Poetry Appreciation: ‘Marrying the Hangman’ by Margaret Atwood

Hello! I have decided to add a segment called Poetry Appreciation to my blog. What does this mean? This basically means that every once in a while I will share a poem that I like. Today I've chosen Margaret Atwood's 'Marrying the Hangman'. About Margaret Atwood: Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, teacher, essayist, … Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: ‘Marrying the Hangman’ by Margaret Atwood