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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. Her work has appeared in Salon, The New York Times Book Review, Catapult, Hobart, Redivider, Longreads, The Rumpus, and other publications. Rani's essay, "My Dida," which was published in Redivider, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 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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Published in THE RUMPUS

The Durwan

I was hungry. There was a kitchen at my school in Calcutta where they brewed tea and stored crackers and biscuits in plastic jars stored high on wooden shelves.

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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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Published in CATAPULT

The Future Is a Bright Yellow Kite

She knew this could happen. It was, after all, the way things were. The promise of Rekha’s warmth buried it.

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