About this book
A contemporary anthology of stories and poems about displacement, disquiet and desire as brave, hesitant and eccentric characters cross borders to settle in new countries and to assimilate different cultures. Written by women, the pieces are reflective, surreal and humorous. They come with tolerance and humour. Preti Taneja asserts the need for ‘a multitude’ of voices, not one single story, on the topic of displacement. This is exactly what we have here.
About the authors
The Whole Kahani (The Complete Story) is a collective of British novelists, poets and screenwriters of South Asian origin with an array of awards: Reshma Ruia, Kavita A. Jindal (co-founders), Mona Dash, Radhika Kapur, CG Menon, Shibani Lal, Deblina Chakrabarty, and Nadia Kabir Barb. Their first anthology Love Across a Broken Map was published in 2016 to critical acclaim.
“…a rich collection…with dry humour and poetic verve.”
– Preti Taneja, Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018.
“A thoroughly modern and lively collection which reaches out across multiple histories and distinctive worlds to capture some of the best in contemporary British Asian women’s writing today.”
– Susheila Nasta MBE, Editor in Chief of Wasafiri.
“Full of stories that dazzle with sensitive brilliance”
– Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone
“The writing is superb throughout”
– Tracy Fells in The Literary Pig and on Goodreads
“Belonging and inclusion are the themes which bind together this offering of short stories and poems from The Whole Kahani, a collective of award-winning female writers of British-Asian origin.”
– Jane Wallace in Asian Review of Books
“Trailblazers who provide an authentic lens on what it means to have dual British and Asian identity in a time of political uncertainty.”
– Brown Girl Magazine