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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Seditious Heart by Arundhati Roy, read by Tania Rodrigues.

My Seditious Heart
collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, the essays speak in a uniquely spirited voice, marked by compassion, clarity and courage. Radical and superbly readable, they speak always in defence of the collective, of the individual and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military and governmental elites.

In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy’s journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from ‘The End of Imagination’, which begins this book, to ‘My Seditious Heart’, with which it ends.

Critics Review

  • ‘every page gifts you her far seeing, her calm and intelligent urgency, the wisdom and relief of her articulacy, her courage’

    Ali Smith
  • Arundhati Roy is one of the most confident and original thinkers of our time

    Naomi Klein
  • Arundhati Roy calls for ‘factual precision’ alongside of the ‘real precision of poetry.’ Remarkably, she combines those achievements to a degree that few can hope to approach

    Noam Chomsky
  • Arundhati Roy combines her brilliant style as a novelist with her powerful commitment to social justice in producing these eloquent, penetrating essays

    Howard Zinn
  • The scale of what Roy surveys is staggering. Her pointed indictment is devastating

    New York Times Book Review
  • Arundhati Roy is one of the few great revolutionary intellectuals in our time . . . courageous, visionary, and erudite

    Cornel West

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