Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. 17 stories by South Asian women that explore with profound and sensitive insight the inner tenor of womens' lives caught somewhere between places, cultures, and generations. Reviews of the previous volume: Interesting and evocative fiction that provides illuminating -- and often troubling -- insights into the North American life of the South Asian --World Literature Today. Fascinating read ... educational, insightful --Pacific Reader.
Following the greatly acclaimed first volume, this collection brings together more first-rate stories by South Asian women that--whether set in their home countries or those of their adoption--explore with pro-found and sensitive insight the inner tenor of women's lives.
Contributors: Meena Alexander, Anita Rau Badami, Shauna Singh Baldwin, Chaya Bhunaveswar, Shree Ghatage, Lakshmi Gill, Ginu Kamani, Farida Karodia, Ausma Zehenat Khan, Maya Khankhoje, Geeta Kothari, Yasmin Ladha, Sunaina Maira, Shani Mootoo, Uma Parameswaran, Roshni Rustomji and Tanya Selvaratnam.
Table of Contents
The mango tree / Shree Ghatage -- Penances / Chaya Bhuvaneswar -- A ritual exchange / Ginu Kamani -- Beloved / Ausma Zehanat Khan -- The cat who cried / Shauna Singh Baldwin -- How I came to be a Mexican Indian / Maya Khankhoje -- Wake up / Shani Mootoo -- Porous borders / Roshni Rustomji -- Lekythos / Lakshmi Gill -- Chariot / tanya Selvaratnam -- The foreigners / Anita Rau Badami -- The icicle / Uma Parameswaran -- The spaces between stars / Geeta Kothari -- Hair / Yasmin Ladha -- Liquid seasons / Sunaina Maira -- Friends / Farida Karodia -- By Lake Mendota / Meena Alexander.