What i learned about life after my mother’s death

My mother passed away on the 1st of December, I think I must have met her twice in the last 35 years of her life. Yes, I am a divorce kid who grew up with his Dad. In case you want to know What it is like growing without a mother I was curious to know the person who was my mother I always felt that I should go live with her and take care of her and know her, but it never materialised....

December 13, 2020 · 5 min · Manoj Nayak

What it is like growing without a mother

Yesterday, I attended a talk at the Tata literature festival on “ Writing as a Catharsis”. The panelist were Avni Doshi who has just released her debut novel “The girl in white cotton” which is about a complex relationship between mother and daughter. Then there was Istavan Voros and David Vann whose father committed suicide when he was just 13. David went on to write a novel about his father’s suicide but ended up committing suicide himself (in the novel of-course)....

November 18, 2019 · 5 min · Manoj Nayak