Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as Sister Jesme decided to become a nun and dedicate her life in the service of God, as her beloved Jesus Christ, when she was barely in college. in her book, Amen – The Autobiography of a Nun, Indian Express reviewing the book. 14 Nov Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen. The English version Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun, published by. On 31 August , Sister Jesme left the Congregation of Mother of Carmel. The authorities repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no.

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The only drawback to this book as to why I do not recommend it is the repeated self belief and connection to every event to the will of Christ. The book must be read for many reasons. Amen a book written by sister Jesme in which she writes about the sexual harassments by the priests and closet homosexuality within nun ranks.

The writing style is very novice and like reading history notes or something.

May 28, Shashwat Shriparv rated it really liked it. But every day I am renewing my pledge to Jesus. This was nothing more than the long na of a disgruntled employee. This book was first released in Malayalam although it was originally written in English. Search the product to add.


Mindgames ,sexual liaisons,petty jealousies, rampant sexism, racism and hate are all part of church establishment. Aug 27, Anupama Ma rated it liked it.

Finally, she has enough and leaves the Congregation and goes into hiding. Upload Menus Upload menu files with. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Flag this review Nunn Fake Junk. Instead of leading a life away from the critical eyes of the public, she dare From a literary point of view, the writing clearly lacks flow as the author keeps jumping from one subject to the other.

Write a customer review. They are often kept under submission by the fear of revenge by the priests. The book reveals that like any drug, religion too is insidious.

But the book reveals that they too are ordinary humans like us. It was hard keeping track of which college she was at and who the main sisters were. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Review on Amen The autobiography of a nun – Sister Jesme. Thanks to the vow of obedience, the nuns are not emancipated women. It’s revelation that o hardly expects to know.

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Notify me when there is a new review. After all, were only getting one side of the story. Phil, PhD and all, but the book could probably have done with better editing. Insight into the world of Nuns The book talks about the degradation of the religious christian institutions in Kerela – not the globe. On the front cover of AMEN atleast in the one I have you notice a line on the top, it starts with the words, ‘a taboo breaking Then on August 31, she decided to quit the order due to harassment and continue her life of celibacy as a layperson.

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I had to walk along the wall of St Thomas College suffering all the comments and paper arrows from the boys. Applaud her for her courage of conviction and confidence.

Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress. Refresh and try again. The cover carries a photograph of my body, across which are plastered my references to sex in the book, taken out of context.

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Sister Jesme has a doctorate in English Literature. She too gets angry when met with injustice at her place of work.

Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries.