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I’m A Fan – Sheena Patel

Jan/05/2024 / by team-seema

I’m a Fan tells the story of an unnamed narrator’s involvement in a seemingly unequal romantic relationship. With a clear and unforgiving eye, Sheena Patel makes startling connections between power struggles at the heart of human relationships to those in the wider world, offering a devastating critique of social media, access and patriarchal systems.

Sheena Patel is a writer and assistant director for film and TV who was born and raised in North West London. She is part of the poetry collective 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE and was named as one of the Observer’s “Best Debut Novelists of 2022.” I’m a Fan was longlisted for the Women’s Prize, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas prize and the Jhalak Prize, and won the British Book Award in the Discover category.

SEEMA’s View: “I’m a Fan” navigates the complexities of relationships, shedding light on power dynamics, privilege, and the consequences of infidelity. Sheena Patel’s debut offers an incandescent critique of class, race, social media, patriarchy, and the cultural obsession with status. “I’m a Fan” captivates with its intense exploration of human relationships and societal norms, leaving readers with a thought-provoking experience.

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