Sunita Thind, the author of this book was originally planning on coming into Derby Women’s Centre to chat with the ladies during a Cafe Femme session. Unfortunately with the lock-down, plans have needed to change.
You can still join in virtually, details are below:
Black Pear Press invites you to the virtual book launch of Sunita Thind’s ‘The Barging Buddhi and Other Poems’. Sunita says ‘it’s going to be exotically intoxicating!’
To join this Zoom virtual book launch click on the link below:
Meeting ID: 725 066 813
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Sunita says ‘As a female, Punjabi, South Indian, British writer, writing has always been a form of escapism from the monotony and pressures of living a dual cultured life. Growing up I did not experience enough cultural voices, especially ones I could identify with from a female, Asian background.
‘People of my age, culture and creed live a biracial sort of existence, in a kind of cultural diaspora between East and West, existing between the expectations of our culture, parents, religion and society.
‘There are a lot of pressures put on women to stay within their cultural norms and community, to marry within their own racial group and follow stricter rules so as not to dishonour the family…
‘Mental health and women’s issues like: menstruation, sex, sexuality and misogynistic ideology among other things are not openly talked about among family members and these are prevalent themes within the collection.’