The Autobiography of a Sex Worker, by Nalini Jameela

I do believe a lot of this autobiography has been lost in translation. Nalini has written a lot about herself – a bit of where she began from, where her work took her, etc. We learn a lot about Nalini, and yet once we’re done reading, we don’t learn who Nalini is. There’s a difference between “knowing about a person” and “knowing a person”. Perhaps, this is how she intended it.
There is a way which Nalini glorifies her profession with her words, at the same time talking about how humiliating parts of her life have been. There is also an undertone of self-praise when she talks about herself. She has described in detail about some of her clients, but there was really no need to have chapters for each client. But that’s just my opinion.
Perhaps Nalini went through several trials in her life. She has spoken briefly about them. But maybe it’s a problem with the writing or the translation, but as a reader, you do not feel connected to the writer in any way.


Rating: 1.5/5
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