Reshma Ruia talks about the writing process and her books in this interview with The Yorkshire Times.
/ 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
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.
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.