Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Selector of Souls by Shauna Singh Baldwin

A real eye-opener of a book!

The Selector of Souls is about India and specifically Indian women and their choices, or rather lack thereof – even in the 1990’s and up to and including 2005.

Baldwin was inspired to write it by the appalling statistic of an estimated 4.5 million baby girls missing in India during the 1990s, 42.4 million between 2001 and 2008 as a result of pre-natal selection and an estimated 160 million worldwide since the 1970s. I will look out for her work in future. Posted by Hastings Book Chat

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About the Author

Shauna Singh Baldwin’s first novel What the Body Remembers was long listed for the Orange Prize for fiction and was awarded the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best Book (regional winner for Canada & Caribbean region) and her second book The Tiger Claw was a finalist for The Giller Prize in 2004. Her short stories have won literary awards in the United States, Canada and India. She holds an MFA from Marquette University in Milwaukee, USA where she currently resides with her husband.

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