Amla Mater


Product Details

Yali Books
Publish Date
7.01 X 10.0 X 0.31 inches | 0.58 pounds
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About the Author

Devi Menon is a software professional by day and a bedtime story weaver by night, forced to concoct tales from five random words that her niece and nephew come up with-tales of moons, cats, clocks, blues, and much of muchness. This is her first graphic novel. Devi has been featured in The Inking Woman: 250 Years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain (Myriad Editions 2018), a groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists.


"Amla Mater is a meditation on memory... Menon's art is simple but graceful, and carries an air of intimacy..." - Foreword Reviews, Notable Graphic Novel Pick (Jul/Aug 2018)

"Eloquently comparing cultures by reminding us of our commonality of experience, and examining our conceptions of home with a gentle grace, Amla Mater is a graphic novel of great warmth and subtle passion." - Broken Frontier

"Devi Menon's wonderfully told story explores notions of home, identity and longing in her lyrical homage to memory." - Nicola Streeten, author of award-winning graphic memoir, Billy, Me & You

"...the story is warm, evocative and tender...and resolved in the most satisfactory way imaginable!" - Jane Porter, Author-illustrator of Pink Lion

"...Amla Mater is an idea bomb where thoughts about moving through life in a hetero female embodiment keep fizzing in the brain long after reading the last page." - Cardyn Brooks Reviews, Media Diversified

"Amla Mater, can easily be called a 'coming of age' kind of book for it captures the various stages in a woman's life exceptionally well. The climax had me in happy tears, as I witnessed the power of true friendship and heartfelt relationships. It left me joyous on having found a friend in Mili." - Namrata, The Same