Blue Moon interviews with Smita Sahay, one of the editors and contributors of Veils, Halos and Shackles to find out how such a singular project came to be. Sahay, along with Charles Ades Fishman and contributions of artists world-wide created one of the most profound and comprehensive anthologies on the oppression and empowerment of women.
Veils, Halos & Shackles is reviewed in The Hindu by the insightful Maitreyi Karnoor. She says, “Thanks to its curatorial ingenuity, this book would be equally at home in a Women’s Studies class and on a bibliophile’s bookshelf.”
The amazing online journal of the arts, TheScreamOnline, has just published a major introduction to Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women
Poet Rashida Murphy writes about Veils, Halos & Shackles: This anthology is a sustained call for an intellectual and emotional uprising. It situates the reader at the heart of violence against women without ever seeming shrill or censorious.
This anthology needs to be in the curriculum of colleges and universities, law enforcement academies, and women’s shelters around the world. Wherever injustice, crimes of barbaric violence, or bestial cruelty occur, this anthology should be mandatory reading.