A Brazilian writer acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories that detail the lives and loves of the downtrodden and voiceless heroes of our everyday lives, she speculates how most stories encapsulate suffering and pain; the stories which matter undoubtedly do. Experience and suffering often go hand in hand. Lives worthy of being documented distil within themselves some sort of dystopia, where the truest and the most heartfelt stories are said to come from war, the most noteworthy stories are being documented in Aleppo, Syria and the most worthwhile narratives are being formulated in Indian occupied Kashmir. Experience builds character and perspective, pain and suffering are the greatest and the most coveted sources of gaining any such experience.

“I ask myself; is every story that has ever been written in this world, a story of suffering and affliction?”

–Clarice Lispector