#DesiBooksDiscourse: Food/Food Writing as a Social Justice and Resistance Tool

Hello and welcome to Episode 75 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. Thank you for tuning in. In this #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have Madhushree Ghosh, Anjali Enjeti, and Aruni Kashyap discussing 'Food/Food Writing as a Social Justice and Resistance Tool', including how South Asian writers continue to highlight social justice and resistance methods through the act of writing about food.

#FiveDesiFaves: Neema Avashia on the five nonfiction books that have shaped her life and work

Hello and welcome to Episode 70 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Today, in the #FiveDesiFaves segment, we have Neema Avashia who has a new book out: Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place. She's sharing the five desi books that have played the biggest role in shaping her identity as a reader, a writer, and as a person. These are works of nonfiction by The Women of South Asian Descent collective, Vijay Prashad, Mira Jacob, Sejal Shah, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

#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.