Author Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar launches new book July 11 at Headquarters Library

July 5, 2016

Meet award-winning author Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar for her third straight year to launch this year’s new book, No Place for Women, on July 11, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, Gainesville. Her latest book is a sequel to last year’s book, The Migrant Report. It is set in the Arabian Gulf and draws readers into a world of murder and marriage. Her books will be on sale after this free event.

Rajakumar is a South Asian American writer of eight e-Books including a memoir for first time mothers, Mommy But Still Me; a guide for aspiring writers, So You Want to Sell a Million Copies; a short story collection, Coloured and Other Stories and a novel about women’s friendships, Saving Peace. Her coming of age novel, An Unlikely Goddess, won the SheWrites New Novelist competition in 2011. Her recent books have focused on various aspects of life in Qatar. From Dunes to Dior, named as a Best Indie book in 2013, is a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf. Love Comes Later was the winner of the Best Indie Book Award for Romance in 2013 and is a literary romance set in Qatar and London. The Dohmestics is an inside look into compound life, the day-to-day dynamics between housemaids and their employers. Learn more about her work on her website at She has a Ph.D. in English Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Florida.

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If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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