Win a copy of When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy


‘I’m ashamed that language allows a man to insult a woman in an infinite number of ways… Every part of my body is a word spat out in disgust.’

 Caught in the hook of love, a young woman married a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors she discovers that her perfect husband is a perfect monster. As he sets about bullying her into obedience, and as her family pressures her to stay in the marriage, she swears to fight back – a resistance that will either kill her or set her free.

If you’re a Mslexia reader (and you should be!) you will have read Debbie Taylor’s interview with acclaimed novelist and poet Meena Kandasamy in Issue 79, where she discussed language, politics and exile, and shared her own unique definition of fiction.

If you haven’t yet read Kandasamy’s work, and the interview whetted your appetite for her incandescent, poetic and shocking writing, this is your chance to win one of five copies of her Women’s Prize for Fiction-shortlisted book, When I Hit You (Atlantic Books) .

Described as ‘courageous and brave and disturbing, and will stay with you for a long time’, When I Hit You was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and shortlisted for The Jhalak Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2018, as well as being picked as Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and Financial Times Book of the Year.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy just answer the simple question below by 5 November:





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