Daisy and Woolf: Western stories are not the only stories that deserve to be told. Cahill’s Daisy and Woolf is a postmodernist triumph because it demands truth telling even in works of the most established literary canon. Cahill achieves this through the ongoing motif of Mina’s mother. Her mother’s journey from Nairobi, England, Australia and her experiences of being an Anglo-Indian woman ground Mina as she imagines the fictionalised life of Daisy. “How much more difficult it would have been for Daisy Simmons to immigrate. I have to give Daisy a voice and a body.” By weaving and threading the life of Daisy together through thoughtful research to understand the socio-political context of the colonised India.
Review of Chewing Gum DreamsThe Old Fitzroy TheatreBy Michaela ColeDirected by Bernadette Fam20 January – 19 February 2022 Trigger Warning: Domestic violence, colourism, sexual assault, racism I’m the first audience […]