Madhavi Johnson


Madhavi is an itinerant traveller, respectful of social interactions and cultures. Madhavi was born in Chennai, she spent her early years in New Delhi and Kitwe. She  worked with UNICEF for almost two decades and lived in India, Indonesia, Namibia, Timor-Leste, and New York. She is deeply committed to social and gender justice and equity, and uses her experiences in a variety of cultural and social contexts to write fiction and non-fiction.   Madhavi lives in Melbourne, Australia and paints, writes and mentors young people from developing countries. Read More...


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Demon on Fire and Other Stories

Books by Madhavi Johnson

From Bali to New York, Dakar to Dili, Mexico to Mumbai, stories in this collection portray endurance and celebrate ingenuity through vivid narratives and vibrant plots.

-A talented actor from Harlem in search of her roots and learns a lot more than she ever hoped for, while on a trip to Belize.

-A small-town dancer from Michigan braves challenges in New York City in a bid to establish her gender identity.

-A feisty schoolg

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Awesome Native Tongue

By Madhavi Johnson in General Literary | Reads: 219 | Likes: 0

Mark Twain, in his essay ”the Awful German language”, wrote that a person who has not studied German can form no idea of what a perplexing language it is. He found that in German, a young lady had no sex, while a turnip had. Think what high-strung reverence that shows for the turnip, and  Read More...

Published on Jun 4,2020 10:55 AM

A Curious Case

By Madhavi Johnson in Humour & Comedy | Reads: 819 | Likes: 3

Inspector Janardhan banged the phone on his weathered wooden desk. Constable Sonu Kutty stood in attention at one corner, with his oiled moustache and upright shoulders, watching him warily. A ceiling fan whirred petulantly overhead.  Inspector Janardhan's mood had worsened after a conver  Read More...

Published on Jun 3,2020 08:34 AM

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