As part of our #diverseauthorday Greenacre Writers want to continue the trend and will be posting interesting books and linking to book reviewers. This one is just in time for #DiverseDecember.
“Susmita Bhattacharya’s debut, , is not your typical novel. Here is a book dealing with big subject matters—the limitations placed upon widowed women, the illegality of homosexuality in contemporary India, for example— that is also written with a lightness and fluidity that would rival any bestselling chick lit.
This is a book that deals with, what some might find, shocking subjects but does not aim to shock itself. It is a depiction of the ordinary lives of women dealing with an abnormal hostility for the lives they should be free to lead.”
Mahsuda Snaith, as well as an avid reader, is also an enthusiastic writer of short stories and plays and has written a novel called Ravine. A winner of various competitions such as the Bristol Short Story Prize 2014 and the Mslexia Novel Competition 2013, Mahsuda also finds time to review books for magazines such as Jaggery Lit.
You can follow Susmita Bhattacharya on Twitter: @Susmitatweets
You can follow Mahsuda Snaith on Twitter: @mahsudasnaith