When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife | Meena Kandasamy
A provocative novel of an abusive marriage. The unnamed narrator, seduced by politics, poetry and an enduring dream of building a better world together, falls in love with a university professor. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer . This novel is a dissection of what love means when trust is undermined by violence.