நாளொரு பக்கம் 47
Saturday, the 11th April 2015
“If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” -Chloe Anthony Wofford, novelist, editor, professor, Nobel laureate
Chloe, better known as Tony Morrison, dwells in all her books, ‘on the central theme of black American experience; in an unjust society her characters struggle to find themselves and their cultural identity. Her use of fantasy, her sinuous poetic style, and her rich interweaving of the mythic gave her stories great strength and texture.’ as the Encyclopaedia Brittannica put it. ‘Beloved’ (1987), her critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning novel is based on the true story of a runaway slave who, at the point of recapture, kills her infant daughter in order to spare her a life of slavery.
Just imagine! She had been honored by the Global community for the stark truth that stared at her face, which she retold in an authentic voice. Her advice, based on such intense personal experiences, is relevant to all of us in India. We have countless tales to recount on our ancestors - the illiterate grandma who got the highest education for her broods, the great grandfather, who defied the imperial government for defending his Dharma, the Devadasi, who was the embodiment of charity and those from the oppressed classes, who excelled in education and so on.
Okay! Begin to write ~ Today.