Tamara Faith Berger Interviewed for CWILA
Kuntalini author Tamara Faith Berger was interviewed by writer Domenica Martinello for CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts). In this wide ranging discussion they talk about everything from a matriarchal dystopia, the role of the safe woman, the "fight-or-flight response" her writing elicits from readers, women who inspire her, and the differing degrees of danger women face depending on their experiences, place in society etc.
"...white middle-class feminism absolutely needs to be able to look in the mirror and take in more disturbing material, but I would never force my disturbing erotica onto them! What I would force on them, if I could, would be the realization that white male power is not going to protect them indefinitely and that the predator-accumulator, in general, does not make the best executive decisions in life or in bed."
Read the full interview here.
And if you're in Toronto, see her read tomorrow, March 14th, at Grey Gardens with Jen Agg, Hoa Nguyen, Tracy Van Oosten, & Rosemary Georgia Flutur as part of Fiona Duncan's Hard To Read series.
Tall Poppies @ Grey Gardens
199 Augusta Ave
7PM (doors @ 6:30PM)