Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coming Soon : First Big Interview

     

   “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
                                                        ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  
She lives in Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, with her husband and two daughters.
With a Masters in Business Law and great interest in cases of abuse and violation of human rights of children and women, she’s a lawyer and a writer. After twenty-two years of practicing law, she finally decided to give writing a go and that was when she realized that it was the piece that was missing in her life.
We met on Goodreads. I, a journalism student, a lover of books and a part-time writer. She- a published author with a beautiful smile and gracious words that inspired me to keep writing! That was only the beginning of a bond between two people staying miles apart. It was no ordinary one.
I read the books written by her (The Modern Man, The Trust Trilogy) and I just could not classify them just as Romantic Fiction because it had so much more to offer. Maybe this is the need of an adrenaline-pumped generation who want to make a difference but at the same time want to explore and have a fulfilling life.
We discussed issues of women’s abuse, discrimination and of course her relationship with the characters of her book. Being a lawyer, I felt I should know about her opinions and her views on the rising violence, the issue of rape cases in India where pornography has also been touted to be a trigger in some cases. What I got to know was insightful and I thought of sharing it with you. It was a privilege to get a chance to interview her. 

'Without self-respect, we detract from our own power.' 
 - Cristiane Serruya, Author - The Trust Trilogy
 
Watch this space for more. The excerpts from the interview are coming up soon!  



4 comments:

  1. Excellent work Divya. The way u have presented its just simply superb.

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  2. Divya,
    It was a pleasure to have been interviewed by you. Your intelligent and pertinent questions were extremely appropriate not only to the theme of my books, but also to the turbulent times we are living. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Cris xx

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  3. Glad that you liked the presentation. Thank you.

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  4. Cris,
    Guess that's what reading your books has done to me. It made me think, it still does... A lot!
    Hopefully there would be a difference in the turbulent times- even if it is bit by bit. The change starts here...

    Divya

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