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  • Published: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241366516
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1040
  • RRP: $65.00

My Seditious Heart




Collected essays and speeches from the bestselling, Booker-winning author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, the essays speak in a uniquely spirited voice, marked by compassion, clarity and courage. Radical and superbly readable, they speak always in defence of the collective, of the individual and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military and governmental elites.

In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy's journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from 'The End of Imagination', which begins this book, to 'My Seditious Heart', with which it ends.

  • Pub date: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241366516
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1040
  • RRP: $65.00

About the Author

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, for which she was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997, and two collections of essays: The Algebra of Infinite Justice and An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire. She lives in New Delhi, India

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Praise for My Seditious Heart

“The world has never had to face such global confusion. Only in facing it can we make sense of what we have to do. And this is precisely what Arundhati Roy does. She makes sense of what we have to do. Thereby offering an example/ An example of what? Of being fully alive in our world, such as it is, and of getting close to and listening to those for whom this world has become intolerable”

John Berger


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