Reviews

Reviews

“An insider’s view of the struggles inherent in any attempt to straddle different cultures….” Read more at Kirkus Reviews.

“‘While the Gods Were Sleeping’ is a fine and engaging read, recommended for its cross-cultural insights….” Read more of Don Messerschmidt’s review On Writing an Ethnographic Memoir at ECS Nepal.

“…Anyone with an interest in real South Asian issues, feminism, anthropology and the developing world will find it immensely satisfying.” Read more at South Asia Book Blog

…Intelligent without being pedantic, emotional but not sentimental. An engaging and enlightening read.”  Read more at Redivider.

“…A pleasurable read for academic and non-academic readers alike.” Read more of Neeti Aryal Khanal’s review in Studies in Nepali History and Society (pdf file).

“Elegant, bountiful and spellbinding, this memoir glistens like a diamond….” Read more at The Review Broads

A video review from Poet, Shaindel Beers.

“….Intimate, inspiring, womanly, worldly. With sure craftsmanship, Enslin weaves transformative personal and political events into an unforgettable memoir that takes us far off the beaten path.” A video review at Joni’s List.

…Very much enjoyed this modern perspective on the country and its varied people.” Read more at Bookloons.

…A great choice for anyone who is interested in the nitty-gritty of traveling off the beaten path.” Read more at A Bookish Affair

I learned not only about the family and the Hindu faith, but also about political conditions past and present, the life of the women, responsibilities, hardships….You really do want to read this book!” Read more at The Old Crow’s Empty Nest.

“…wry humor and keen observation skills come through in well-expressed prose….” Read more at Women’s Memoirs.