World Literature

The Whole Kahani

Kavita A Jindal, Radhika Kapur, Shibani Lal, Iman Qureshi & Reshma Ruia

  • 16
  • Oct




Head and shoulders shot of Iman Qureshi in a red vest top and black lace shirt

The Whole Kahani is a collective of British fiction writers of South Asian origin. Formed in 2011, their aim is to reflect the complexity and diversity of voices in contemporary Britain and to increase the visibility of emerging South Asian writers. Between them, they have published multiple award-winning short stories, novels, poetry and plays that straddle cultures and boundaries.

Kavita A Jindal, Radhika Kapur, Shibani Lal, Iman Qureshi and Reshma Ruia will read their funny, moving and engaging stories from the recent anthology Love Across a Broken Map. Spanning London to Goa, Manchester to Mumbai, expect to hear tales of love, loss, girl crushes, unfulfilled dreams, obsessive fans and astrological mishaps. This special event will be hosted by The Whole Kahani co-founder Reshma Ruia and is presented in partnership with the Karachi Literature Festival, with support from the British Council.