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Anne Frank’s ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’

By Suneetha Balakrishnan
I was introduced to Anne Frank in my teens; I was roughly the same age as her in the text, and about four decades apart in the calendar. And I read through the night, intrigued by her life. I read of how a normal German Jewish girl had been gifted a ‘diary’ (red-and-white-checkered autograph album which later expanded into several notebooks) for her thirteenth birthday. Noted in these were her encounters with life and routine. And the to-be-teen me was seized immediately with the awakening of sexuality in the book.

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