Reshma Ruia talks about the writing process and her books in this interview with The Yorkshire Times.
reviews by the whole kahani members
/ A deeply-felt call to action /
Kavita A. Jindal reviews ‘Ma Is Scared’ by Anjali Kajal, translated by Kavita Bhanot (Comma Press, 2023) for Asian Review of Books
of bodies / of light / of weightlessness
Khadija Rouf reviews Antonyms for Burial by Ellora Sutton (Fourteen Poems, 2022) for The Friday Poem
tongues and bellies
We're delighted to announce that our third anthology 'Tongues and Bellies' has been published!
These stories play with lies and truth. Chameleon-like characters clutch at worlds that remain just out of reach. An old recipe, a robot, a key – these are clues to the people they once were or hope to be. Appetite and eating are often central in this collection as characters remember childhood meals, a mother’s cooking, meals with lovers and meals that turn out not as expected. Their appetite for food, as for life, is by turns bitter and sweet but never predictable.
‘Rich, incisive and at times magical, this is a collection to be savoured and cherished. A joy from start to finish.’
– Awais Khan, author of No Honour
'Tongues and Bellies' can be purchased at Linen Press.
The Whole Kahani members: Reshma Ruia, Nadia Kabir Barb, Mona Dash and Shibani Lal held a lively discussion about being BAME and writing beyond and across a label, as part of the Stay-at-Home! Festival.
Do have a listen.
Eastern eye literature awards
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.
may we borrow your country turns one!
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!