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, creative writing and literature at Emerson College, and literature and film at Harvard. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, ELLE.com, Al Jazeera English, Refinery29, Catapult, Longreads, The Rumpus amongst other publications. She has been nominated for two Pushcarts for her work in Redivider and Longreads.

About do you love me?

do you love me?  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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Latest Articles

Published in THE LILY

I’m left with survivor’s guilt as I watch India burn

The crematorium in Kolkata, India, where I last laid hands on my mother’s body is now overwhelmed with bodies.

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Published in COSMOPOLITAN

'Minari' Isn't a Story About the American Dream, and That's What Makes It Beautiful

By marketing the movie as a "universal" story, it loses part of what makes it so special.

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Published in SOLSTICE LITERARY MAGAZINE

The Water Cracker

Amadeus was the score to my first kiss. The music of Mozart blared from our small TV so my dida couldn’t hear what was happening.

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