Two members of The Whole Kahani are on the shortlist for the 'Eastern Eye Literature Award 2020’. Mona Dash for ‘A Roll of the Dice’ and Kavita A. Jindal for ‘Manual For A Decent Life’. You can attend the ACTAs virtual party on Feb. 12 , 2021 to see who wins in arts, media and culture.
Here's a fantastic promotional price to celebrate the publication of our anthology. Get your hands on the ebook for £1.99 on the Linen Press website between the 20 - 27th of January and for £2.99 on Amazon between the 24 - 27th January.
Members of The Whole Kahani read from 'May We Borrow Your Country' at the Durham Book Festival. They were interviewed by Anna Begley who spoke to them about writing both as South Asians and as women. Read the thought=provoking exchange here.
It was was exciting that May We Borrow Your Country was shortlisted for 'Best Anthology' by the Saboteur Awards. We had a fabulous time at the awards ceremony. Here are a few pictures. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
May We Borrow Your Country, The Whole Kahani's new anthology, published by Linen Press, launched at Waterstones, Gower Street, to a packed audience.
Authors read their pieces to laughs and sighs. Preti Taneja, author of We That Are Young and winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize, 2108, along with publisher Lynn Michell led a thought provoking panel discussion and finally opened it up to the audience to fire away their questions.
The Whole Kahani members are going from prize to prize! Mona Dash has just been shortlisted for the prestigious SI Leeds Prize. It awards unpublished fiction by UK-based Black and Asian women. Good luck Mona!
You can hear Mona read from her work with the shortlisted writers at South Bank on the 23rd of October.
The Whole Kahani members are flying high. Kavita A. Jindal has been shortlisted for The Impress Prize 2018 for the manuscript of her debut novel. The Prize is offered by Impress Books to new writers of book-length fiction or non-fiction. The shortlist for 2018 can be viewed here: http://www.impress-books.co.uk/impress-prize/
We're delighted to announce our next anthology: 'May we Borrow Your Country' is going to be out soon!
'May We Borrow Your Country’ is a collection of stories and poems that looks at dislocation and displacement with sympathy, tolerance and humour. These pieces are peopled by courageous, poignant, eccentric individuals who cross borders, accommodate to new cultures and try to establish an identity in a new place. In the process, they encounter different versions of themselves, like reflections in a room of trick mirrors.
They are evocative and multi-layered in their portrayal of relationships, family, ambition, careers and friendship. They offer a fresh, contemporary look at metamorphosis and many catch that fleeting moment of transition between the familiar and the new.
The collection has found its home with the wonderful Linen Press. Look out for it in January 2019.