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Salma

Salma’s works of poetry and fiction speak about taboo areas of the traditional Tamil women’s experience. She has faced great adversity – including obscenity charges and violent threats for her erotic poetry, and living locked away by her family – to also become a major political leader and campaigner for women’s rights. The Hour Past Midnight was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Women Dreaming is her second novel. Salma lives in the small town of Thuvarankurichi, India.

Salma’s works of poetry and fiction speak about taboo areas of the traditional Tamil women’s experience. She has faced great adversity – including obscenity charges and violent threats for her erotic poetry, and living locked away by her family – to also become a major political leader and campaigner for women’s rights. The Hour Past Midnight was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Women Dreaming is her second novel. Salma lives in the small town of Thuvarankurichi, India.

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