Meena Kandasamy's Writings
I gave you (and the rest of the world) two syllablesThat could be stretched as you pleased, strummed On taut red rubber bands, or tapped out on worn-out tables. In the first act of intimacy, you dropped the second syllable.You made me 'Mee'. You said that it meant 'Mine (Mine Alone).' When you wanted to make me 'Yours (Yours Alone),'You called me to meet your...
Meena Kandasamy (1984) is a poet, writer, activist and translator. She sees each of these as a way of engaging with her identity as a woman, a Dalit and a Tamil, three categories of belonging with a history of resistance to oppression. Meena was the youngest...