November 28, 2016

‘I Want to Destroy Myself, as the title suggests, is a howl of pain. Shaikh is consumed by love. There is some artistic frustration, but she knows Dhasal was the greater poet. It is not Dhasal she is angry with; it is herself, for allowing herself to become subsumed by love.’ Book review of I Want to Destroy Myself by Malika Amar Shaikh, translated by Jerry Pinto.

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