In Trumpworld, Atwood’s The Testaments gives hope that truth will always have power

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2019


I’m currently reading Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ – I had it on pre-order on Kindle so it dropped into my device overnight on Sept. 9 – and as always, she’s assured and engaging. The sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ continues to tell the story of reproductive slavery, religious fundamentalism, and the extreme environmental disaster that … Continue reading “In Trumpworld, Atwood’s The Testaments gives hope that truth will always have power”

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Is the Booker buzz now about anticipation rather than just literary suspense?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2019


Three of the 13 books on the longlist for this year’s Booker prize are not yet published. Two of them are by literary big-hitters. ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood and ‘Quichotte’ by Salman Rushdie. Rushdie’s novel isn’t published until August 29 and Atwood’s won’t be in my hands (my Kindle really) until September 10. The … Continue reading “Is the Booker buzz now about anticipation rather than just literary suspense?”

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@GardinerHarris and New Delhi’s perilous, polluted nose cone situation

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2015


It was a bit of a coincidence to hear Gardiner Harris on the radio while I read the following line from Margaret Atwood’s novel ‘The Year of the Flood’: “The air was better than it was in the middle of the city so you didn’t have to wear nose cones so much”. Coincidence because Mr … Continue reading “@GardinerHarris and New Delhi’s perilous, polluted nose cone situation”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK