My Seditious Heart

Arundhati Roy

My Seditious Heart
Haymarket Books
United States
11 June 2019

My Seditious Heart

Arundhati Roy

Twenty years, a thousand pages, and now a single beautiful edition of Arundhati Roy’s complete nonfiction.

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.

Radical and superbly readable, the essays speak in a voice of unique spirit, marked by compassion, clarity, and courage. Roy offers a powerful defense 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.

‘The scale of what Roy surveys is staggering. her pointed indictment is devastating’ - New York Times Book Review

‘[Roy is] an electrifying political essayist…so fluent is her prose, so keen her understanding of global politics, and so resonant her objections to nuclear weapons…that her essays are as uplifting as they are galvanising’ - Booklist

‘Arundhati Roy is one of the few great revolutionary intellectuals in our time…courageous, visionary, and erudite’ - Cornel West

‘…incandescent in her brilliance and her fearlessness. And in these extraordinary essays - which are clarions for justice, for witness, for a true humanity - Roy is at her absolute best’ - Junot Diaz

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