Join 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE at Housmans bookshop as part of Feminist Book Fortnight, for a magical evening of performance from their first collection followed by a lively discussion of the works that have inspired them.
Roshni Goyate, Sharan Hunjan, Sunnah Khan, and Sheena Patel—began their collective performing together across London, and have put their work on the page for the first time in this vibrant collection of poems.
Their four voices collide and diverge beautifully in the collection, with poems divided into four lyrically rich chapters; ‘Silk’, ‘Saffron’, ‘Smoke’ and ‘Temples’. The book explores the spaces we inhabit: the city, the home, our skins, our sexuality, and what it means to navigate these as women of colour.
Please feel free to bring a short poem or an extract from a book that really speaks to you to share in the discussion if you are comfortable doing so, we would love to extended our collective space to the sharing of beautiful words with you all.
"Sunnah, Sharan, Roshni and Sheena have given us verse patterned in henna, garlanded with gold thread, alive and alert to the complicated intersections of being both brown and a woman in the world's gaze. Read this collection to see what the contemporary goddess says when she opens her mouth.We're in a glorious new age of Asian women's writing; work like this confirms it with confidence and promising fire."—Shivanee Ramlochan, author of Everyone Knows I am a Haunting. Can't wait to see you there!