#DesiReads: Shubnum Khan reads from her essay collection, How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo

Hello and welcome to Episode 43 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. Today, in the #DesiReads segment, we have Shubnum Khan reading from a new essay collection titled: How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo And Other Strange and Wonderful Stories.

#DesiCraftChat: Sejal Shah on the art and craft of the literary essay

Hello and welcome to Episode 9 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Sejal Shah discussing the literary essay form and her new essay collection, This Is One Way to Dance, in the #DesiCraftChat segment. And Fowzia Karimi is reading from and offering one free copy of her new novel, Above Us the Milky Way, in #DesiBooksGiveaway.