The Whole Kahani

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This contemporary collection of stories and poems looks at dislocation and displacement with sympathy, tolerance and humour. It is 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.

The stories and poems are written by women. They are evocative and multi-layered in their portrayal of relationships, family, ambition, careers and friendship. They offer a fresh look at metamorphosis and many catch that fleeting moment of transition between the familiar and the new.

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.

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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.

http://www.thewholekahani.com/

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E-Book, Paperback

Reviews

“…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.