Zehra Naqvi is an independent journalist and author.
Her memoir The Reluctant Mother: A Story No One Wants To Tell is being published by Hay House.
Zehra has been writing for 10 years on literature, gender and socio-political issues and has been published in national and international publications such as Reader’s Digest, Indian Express, The Hindu, The Quint, Financial Chronicle, Child Magazine, Women’s Web and numerous others.
The Reluctant Mother, her first book, is a memoir that narrates the story of three years of her life, from the time that she conceived her son. It is a book that speaks of a woman’s struggles with early and unexpected motherhood, a book that challenges all established notions and speaks of the truths that society wants you to be silent about.
The book deals with multiple themes- love, marriage, career aspirations, sexual desire, financial problems- all of them interwoven with the larger theme of womanhood and early motherhood.
It is the story of one woman, yet the voice of many.