Subversive Sonnets by Pamela Mordecai: These “subversive sonnets” overhaul the traditional sonnet form to address a range of subjects, from the tenderness of love to the terror of rape, punishment, torture, and murder.
We see Aya Katerina close world going about its traditional ways. But dark clouds loom in the near distance. As the War draws to a close, all these people await their fates as the Greek armies invade from the west and are fought back by the forces of Ataturk from the east. A story of love under impossible circumstances and a novel about growing up, this is also an account about a people, a neighbourhood, and a legendary city caught up by forces beyond their control. #ebook #fiction
Twenty-year-old Jillian Wu leaves Calcutta to marry a man she has never met—Peter Chou, also a Hakka—with much anticipation, only to discover that he is gay. Forced by her husband to keep up the charade of a "normal" marriage, and pressured by her.
Firesmoke examines the relationship between form and emptiness, and asks how fire can arise from both life and death. Firesmoke also explores the notion of the feminine principle, the alchemy of nature and the impermanence of life.
Bleeding Light is a collection of poems in ghazal form that traces the steps of a woman’s journey through night. Bleeding Light is fraught with opposing, stark and often violent imagery heavily influenced by Sufi philosophy.
Kwai-Yun Li's The Palm Leaf Fan is a collection of short stories that expose the marginalized life of a community in postcolonial Calcutta through stories of arranged marriages, women, politics, punishment, and oppression.
These poignant stories finely depict the lives of immigrants, through the themes of family adjustment, loss, and starting afresh in a new place. Set in suburban Toronto, New Jersey, Texas, and India, they draw out the conflicts in three generations of Indians whose lives interconnect even as they straddle the old and the new. What we sense is both the anguish of loss and the thrill of discovery. #fiction #ebook #novel
The Express Tribune calls Balwant Bhaneja's Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan " an insightful look into the lives of those displaced by the 1947 Partition, as well as those who immigrated in the years after.