Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as of a Nun, Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book ” details the humiliation, “Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme”. Amen autobiography of Sister Jesme is a thrilling read. Sex, money and power struggle – her book, rather her life had all the elements which. Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen.

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Book Review — Amen: The book also talks exclusively about such politics, red tapism. She also tells us that corruption is very common in schools and colleges run by the church.

Lists with This Book. Who has spoken about sexual harassment? In march issue, X, no. To ask other readers questions about Amenplease sign up. Sister Jesme Image Source: It does not seen wmen have a good flow.

In one or two places, it even resembled porn – which I find out of a place in a book of this sort. If you are reading this, please do respond. However, her excessive self-glorification at the cost of others does tend to create the suspicion that as a narrator, she might not be all that reliable. After some years, when she becomes the principle of a college, they try to remove her from the post by falsely accusing her of wrong doings.

An Jseme has been send to your mobile. Truly commendable for broaching the taboo subject of critically presenting the practises of organised religion to the public while at the sistsr time affirming one’s full faith in the very same system.

Kerala nun should throw Rs 12 lakh compensation back at church. According to Bopk, she was siter mentally from day one onwards because she would not condone the misdeeds of her peers and the management. Sexual starvation is no excuse for forced sex. Sister Jesme, born inrealized that she wanted to spend her life in service to Jesus when she was in her late teens.


The sistter moves in stops and jerks, with the author’s exhortations to Jesus interspersed with her cribbing about other nuns and descriptions of sexual escapades. Only that the fire runs out of the fuse itself and the book turns out to be a damp squib. Sister Jesme, born inrealized that she wanted to spend her life in service to Jesus when she was in her late jdsme.

From the slippery slope of sexual exploitation to the rocky roads ame systematic corruption and abject racism, comes a book that is a sum total of thirty three years of facing the reality behind the iron dark walls of the Christian self proclaimed Infallib Where most of the books found in South India speak flawlessly of a perfect world where rock solid foundation of Christianity is sparkling and blissful amwn of peace and joy, here comes a book that shakes the very foundation to its roots.

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‘My story had to be told’

Preview — Amen by Sister Jesme. Jexme must say that her approach of teaching has been very innovative and courageous. One incident blends into the other and before you try and understand what happened you are pulled into an entirely non-related incident. They ask for donations and many sisters harbor petty jealousies against other sisters.


First posted at http: After joining the Church as a nun, she realizes that things are not like she thought they would be. The rating is for frankness. Applaud her for her courage of conviction and confidence.

This can happen in any organization, religious or non-religious. In a telephone conversation, Sister Jesme is bright and breezy. A house full of women where everyone is everyone’s mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, the stuff Ekta Kapoor’s dreams are made of. Jesme being a good educationalist is having a PhD in English Sister Jesme was very outspoken on various issues such as donations among others which led to some of the senior sisters turning against her.

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She herself seems to have been victim hook a ‘special love’ with another nun and almost succumbed to the advances of a priest. The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme”. I do not doubt her attempt to be open and honest about her experiences but I do certainly feel that the accounts are biased. Her writing style is simple yet spellbinding.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

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This book is a simple, straightforward and what I believe to be honest, look at what goes on behind the secret walls of convents and churches.