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Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan writer whose debut novel, A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009), was long-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Her fiction has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Guernica, Story Quarterly, and World Literature Today. She is a contributing editor at the Asian American Literary Review, and her political commentary appears regularly on Huffington Post. She lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three daughters.


What Is Feminism? by Ru Freeman

November 26, 2012 | Essays

Editor’s note: The following post is part of a series in which a diverse range of women writers discuss their definition, idea, or experience of feminism. For more background, take a look at our Fall 2012 issue, which features “Bad Fe [...]

Sleeping Alone

Winter 2012 | Fiction

I want you to know that the first time I did anything, I just wanted them to suffer some easily remedied discomfort. I didn’t care that Tusker, too, would have to suffer for as long as the others did: a whole day before I recommended the turmeric and milk.