Do You Know How Lucky You Are

a transnational memoir

a transnational memoir

About Rani

Rani Neutill is a recipient of a 2022 artist fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and 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 Asian American literature at both Tufts University and Emerson College. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review,, Al Jazeera English, CNN, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, The Washington PostCatapult, Longreads, The Rumpus amongst other publications. She has been nominated for two Pushcarts for her work in Redivider and Longreads. Rani co-edited Bangtan Remixed: A Critical BTS Reader, forthcoming from Duke University Press.

About Do You Know How Lucky You Are

Do You Know How Lucky You Are  is a book in progress 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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