do you love me?

a transnational memoir

a transnational memoir

About Rani

Rani Neutill has taught ethnic American and postcolonial literature at Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins University and other institutions. She currently teaches classes in memoir at GrubStreet in Boston and creative writing and literature at Emerson College. Her work has appeared in Salon, The New York Times Book Review, Catapult, Hobart, Redivider, Longreads, The Rumpus, ELLE, and other publications and has work forthcoming in Al Jazeera English. She has been nominated for two Pushcarts for her work in Redivider and Longreads. She is represented by Erin Harris at Folio Literary management.

About do you love me?

do you love me?  is a book about fractured identity, Rani Neutill's relationship with her mentally ill Bengali immigrant mother, and the way she tragically died. The book maps the history of colonialism, gendered madness, and immigration. It examines how these forces impacted two generations of mother/daughter relationships.

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Latest Articles

Published in REFINERY29

Why Are So Many People Ready To Let The Elderly Die?

“Coronavirus only kills old people, and they are going to die anyway.” This is what a 27-year-old said to me a few weeks ago.

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Published in ELLE

I Married A Plant And Found Myself

My first husband was a plant. We were wed in my mother’s living room in Los Angeles, with a large Panasonic flat screen TV serving as the backdrop.

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Published in LONGREADS

The Psychiatrist in my Writing Class and his 'Gift' of Hate

Rani Neutill recalls a literary workshop in which a white man critiqued her ability to write in “proper” English.

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