I didn’t know this fragment of her personal history till my own sixteenth year.
Just out now.
The piece is a lightly fictionalised memoir of my grandmother in about 300 words.
Get the Nostalgia edition of Popshot here: https://www.popshotpopshot.com/magazine/20181116-issue-22-the-nostalgia-issue/.
“May We Borrow Your Country” is a wry sideways look at individuals who cross borders, adapt to new cultures and select a self-identity, within their country or a foreign land.
The book, published by Linen Press, will be launched on January 26, 2019 at Waterstones, Gower Street. Save the date!
Cover design by Noruttam Dobey.
Read all about Love Across A Broken Map, the previous anthology by The Whole Kahani here: https://kavitajindal.com/love-across-a-broken-map/.
Photograph by Jags Parbha.
On the theme of ‘Change’
at Lisnavagh House, County Carlow, Ireland
A wonderful writing retreat with the lovely people at Writing on Water sojourns.
I’ll be Guest Artist for the week and am looking forward to my time at Lisnavagh House.
Inspiring workshops with daily feedback for the participants, a marvellous location, comfortable accommodation, great food…AND the organisers have put together optional excursions too.
Limited places available. Details here: https://www.writingonwater.net/ireland2018
Ha’penny Bridge, River Liffey, Dublin.
Fab news: “May We Borrow Your Country”, the second anthology from the writing collective that I co-founded ‘The Whole Kahani’, will be published by the lovely Linen Press in early 2019.
Read the details here: https://www.linen-press.com/linen-press-signs-the-whole-kahanis-may-we-borrow-your-country/.
Read all about Love Across A Broken Map, the previous anthology here: https://kavitajindal.com/love-across-a-broken-map/.
The whole concept of post-colonialism and attitudes towards it and ideas held by post-colonials themselves, are finely studied, portrayed and most of all ‘lived’.