Sure, she’s cool, but banning fiction is not hot! I hope you enjoy this conversation. I did because I knew nothing of Qatar. One reason I know nothing about the tiny country sitting atop Saudi Arabia is they do not allow their citizens to be portrayed in literature. That’s what makes my guest a true groundbreaker.
It really bothers me when literature gets banned. Today I talk to the author of Love Comes Later, a book banned in Qatar. I knew nothing about Qatar until I began talking to Dr. Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar. It sounds like a fascinating place, full of paradox and difficult to navigate.
In this episode, we discuss Mohana’s life in Qatar and her perspective as a foreign worker and as a writer. Her coming of age novel, An Unlikely Goddess, won the SheWrites New Novelist competition in 2011. Ironically, her banned book, Love Comes Later, won the Best Indie Book Award for Romance in 2013.
To learn more about Mohana’s books, her website is www.mohanalakshmi.com and you can follow her on Twitter @moha_doha. Though her Love Comes Later is banned in Qatar, you can certainly buy it and all her books on Amazon from her Author Page here.
Robert Chazz Chute is the author of This Plague of Days. Seasons One and Two are available here. Season 3 comes out later this spring, 2014. In this zombie apocalypse, our champion is a selective mute on the autism spectrum in Kansas City, Missouri. Oddly, the infected are not supernatural. The humans are.
Oh, and this just in!
If zombies and straight up horror aren’t your speed, try some suspense with Murders Among Dead Trees or Self-help for Stoners. Find all the links to all the books, and the sister podcast (All That Chazz) at AllThatChazz.com.
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