Margo Jefferson: ‘You find ways to subvert White femininity in order to survive’

Tishani Doshi

Margo Jefferson’s memoir about growing up as an elite African-American woman moves between femininity and feminism without getting polemical on either

A Private Figure

It’s the personal that makes this political memoir of Sheila Dikshit different

Gary Shteyngart: This Is a Blurber to Watch

Gary Shteyngart has brought a Russian-American sensibility to literary fiction to great comic effect. He talks about his next book and the new America

Sex And the Memoir

There was no reason for Nawazuddin Siddiqui to withdraw his book

Karan’s Karma

Honesty makes up for confusion in this memoir

To Break an Absurd Record

Two friends take a leap of faith in this fictionalised memoir

An Affair to Remember

An encounter with Ma Anand Sheela, Osho’s former personal secretary and author of a controversial bare-all memoir

Maa Maati Manush, and Motor Cars

Mamata Banerjee’s career has been bound to the automobile in strange ways. No wonder, then, the reader of her memoirs soon starts to play a game of car-spotting in the narrative

Confessions of an Editor

Humour and honesty, Vinod Mehta knows, are a journalist’s biggest weapons. That’s why his memoirs work

The Tiger Mom Debate

A Yale professor’s tough-love parenting memoir has stirred up America, what with Ivy Leaguers backing the Chinese approach. A report from Yale


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