Love the Dark Days (Paperback)

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This frank, fearless and multi-layered debut centres on a privileged but dysfunctional Indian family, with themes of empire, migration, race, and gender. The Victorian India elephant in the room in Ira Mathur's silk-swathed memoir Love The Dark Days is in chains. By the time calypso replaces the Raj in post-colonial Trinidad, the chains are off three generations of daughters and mothers in a family in their New World exile. But they are still stuck in place and enduring insecurity and threats, seen and unseen. Set in India, England, Trinidad and a weekend in St Lucia, with Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott Love the Dark Days (Peepal Tree Press) follows the story of a girl, Poppet, of mixed middle-class Hindu and Elite Muslim parentage from post-independent India to her family's migration to post-colonial Trinidad. Profoundly raw, unflinching, layered, but not without threads of humour and perceived absurdity, Love the Dark Days reassembles the story of a disintegrating Empire.

About the Author

Ira Mathur is an Indian-born journalist and broadcaster, long resident in Trinidad. She has written over eight hundred columns on politics, economics, social, health and developmental issues, locally, regionally, and internationally.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781845235352
ISBN-10: 1845235355
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English