Small Talk: Paruppu‑Keerai

Me – I don’t like it either but I ate mine, and now, no one can question me.

Sep 1, 2019
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Illustration by Shreyaa Krritika Das
AuthorKuzhali Manickavel

Kuzhali Manickavel's collections "Things We Found During the Autopsy," "Insects Are Just like You and Me except Some of Them Have Wings," and chapbooks "The Lucy Temerlin Institute for Broken Shapeshifters Guide to Starving Boys" and "Eating Sugar, Telling Lies" are available from Blaft Publications, Chennai. Her work has also appeared in Granta, Strange Horizons, Agni, Subtropics, Michigan Quarterly Review and DIAGRAM. She used to blog at