Fault Lines: A Memoir (2nd Edition)

byMeena AlexanderForeword byNgugi Wa Thiong'o

October 1, 2003|
Fault Lines: A Memoir (2nd Edition) by Meena Alexander
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Passionate, fierce, and lyrical, Meena Alexander''s memoir traces her evolution as a postcolonial writer from a privileged childhood in India to a turbulent adolescence in the Sudan and then to England and New York City. In this tenth-anniversary edition of ''Fault Lines'', this Alexander challenges the assumptions of life as a South Asian American woman writer in a post-9-11 world. With poetic insight and an honesty that will galvanize readers-both familiar and new-Alexander reveals her difficult recovery from a long-buried childhood trauma that revolutionizes the entire landscape of her memory: of her family, of her writing process and the meaning of memoir, and of her very self, now and before. Meena Alexander is a poet and professor of English and creative writing at Hunter College and the City University of New York.
Novelist, playwright, and essayist, Ngugi wa Thiong'o was born in Kenya on January 5, 1938. He received a B.A. in English from Makerere University College in Kampala, Uganda in 1963. He is Kenya's best-known writer and one of East Africa's most outspoken social critics. His first novel, Weep Not, Child (1964), was a penetrating account...
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Title:Fault Lines: A Memoir (2nd Edition)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:October 1, 2003
Publisher:The Feminist Press At Cuny
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781558614543

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