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When I hit you / Meena Kandasamy.
Publisher: Atlantic Books, 2018.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781786491282 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2017.
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.
249 pages ; 20 cm
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