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Text by Reem Khokhar. Images courtesy: Family Fables Co.

Samrata Salwan of Family Fables Co., a publisher of personal histories, is turning memories into memoirs to chronicle the unique legacy of individual families and connect several generations over their shared heritage
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Featured, It’s All in Your Head, M, Manjiri Indurkar, memoir, Mental Health, navigating trauma, Online Exclusive

Widely published poet and essayist Manjiri Indurkar speaks with insightful honesty about her craft, form, writing about the “personal” and what community can mean for a young writer
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“I wanted the reader to feel less lonely, and to feel brave for having endured.” Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi Talks About ‘Loss’

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Photographs courtesy: Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi/Loss/HarperCollins India

The author discusses the layers of grief he explores in his latest book, a collection of non-fiction essays on mortality
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African history, Booker Prize, Booker Prize shortlist, Featured, Maaza Mengiste, Online Exclusive, Read. Review. Repeat, The Shadow King

Women At War Form The Heart Of ‘The Shadow King’

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

Ethiopian-American author Maaza Mengiste’s Booker-shortlisted second novel is a tale about the forgotten female soldiers on the frontline of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War and their overpowering inner battles
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Booker Prize, Booker Prize shortlist, Featured, Harare, misogyny, Online Exclusive, Patriarchy, Read. Review. Repeat, Tambu, This Mournable Body, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zimbabwe

Tsitsi Dangarembga Narrates The Painful Reality Of Life In Contemporary Zimbabwe

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

Tambu, the complicated anti-hero of the Booker-shortlisted 'This Mournable Body', is fighting to change the pre-determined course of her journey in the face of postcolonial, patriarchal oppression
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Published by Juggernaut, Tahira's fourth book is a window into her life — relatable and saucy in equal measure. In this section, three women embark on an adventure-filled night to celebrate their chromosomal conglomeration of Xs and rent a XXX film
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Douglas Stuart, mother-son relationship, Online Exclusive, parental love, poverty, queerness, Read. Review. Repeat, Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart’s Booker-shortlisted debut novel tells a heart-aching story about the search for sexual identity amid parental dysfunction
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Diane Cook tackles the urgency of our deteriorating environment through the experience of a mother-daughter pair that is fighting for survival in the last remaining stretch of land previously untouched by humans
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Black literature, Booker Prize, Booker Prize shortlist, Brandon Taylor, Featured, gay campus novel, LGBTQIA+ literature, Online Exclusive, Read. Review. Repeat, Real Life

The 2020 Booker-shortlisted Real Life is told through the perspective of a gay Black man in America, but at its core lies a universal story about the desire for belonging and requited love
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September 25, 2020

In the 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted Burnt Sugar, author Avni Doshi examines the complicated psyche of a daughter who has to turn caregiver for her Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother and rebuild their corroded relationship
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Creative Control

Text by Reem Khokhar. Animations by Aishwaryashree

Children are interpreting their conflicting emotions through writing in an attempt to create a sense of safety as they remain confined in their homes.
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Estuary, Exclusive excerpt, Featured, Kumarasurar, Mangasuri, Meghas, Nandini Krishnan, Online Exclusive, Perumal Murugan, Translation

Translated from Tamil by Nandini Krishnan, 'Estuary' is the delicate story of a father and his son, and of the family at large, focusing on the weight of familial expectations in the life of a salaried, middle-class man
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