BCB Fault Lines: A Memoir



In this evocative memoir, now a foundational text in postcolonial studies, an acclaimed Indian poet explores writing, memory, and place in a post-9/11 world.

Passionate, fierce, and lyrical, Fault Lines follow one woman's evolution as a writer at home—and in exile—across continents and cultures. Meena Alexander was born into a privileged childhood in India and grew into a turbulent adolescence in the Sudan, before moving to England and then New York City. With poetic insight and devastating honesty, Alexander explores how trauma and recovery shaped the entire landscape of her memory: of her family, her writing process, and her very self.

This new edition, published on the two-year anniversary of Alexander's passing in 2018, will feature a commemorative afterword celebrating her legacy.