This year, Guernica celebrates its 10th anniversary as a free, online magazine of art & politics! As we prepare to launch into our second decade, we hope you'll consider making an end-of-year donation. Reader, you make this work possible.

Skip to Content

Share

Meakin Armstrong: On A Disobedient Girl

August 18, 2009

meakin_armstrong-small.jpg I met Ru Freeman a few years ago at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference where we were both work-study scholars—she on the social staff, and me a waiter. Earlier this year, Guernica published Jesse’s Story in its fiction section.

Now, Ru has published her first novel, A Disobedient Girl.

Set in Sri Lanka, it’s the story of two young women from different places in that island’s class structure. A Disobedient Girl is about the lives of women and the history of Sri Lanka; it’s a beautifully written, at times heart-wrenching, but also jubilant.

Bio: Meakin Armstrong is Guernica’s fiction editor. You can follow him on Twitter at @meakinarmstrong.

Readers like you make Guernica possible. Please show your support.

Tagged with:

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterAdd to BufferShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrSubmit to StumbleUpon
Submit to redditShare on App.netShare via email

You might also like

Leave a comment




Anti-Spam Quiz:

Subscribe without commenting