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As announced in the House of Lords: A roar at the locked door
As announced in the House of Lords, the not-for-profit Word Masala Foundation in association with Skylark Publication UK has just published 'A CERTAIN WAY' by Mona Dash.
As an immigrant,
I am expected to behave in a way,
A certain way
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A writer and poet Yogesh Patel of Word Masala Foundation highlights the significance of the title: Is it still the certain way we –the displaced ones - are expected to behave suggested by the cover of the book? Is a roar at the locked door about the same hopelessness as 'the calf butted the oak' by Solzhenitsyn and the self-satisfaction of challenging the impossible? It seems Mona has not only those but more questions about the certain way we are expected to behave in all kinds of situations. It provides a perfect ground for the poet to explore them through her poetic take. Hence, the collection is not a loud rant by an immigrant, but an examination of perspectives from the other side as well. The example of it is in 'Suitcase,' where an emigrant returning home is expected to behave in a certain way burdened with guilt in the homeland!
The voice and the themes make this a unique collection. The writer, like many others, lives in dual worlds, whether it is about adopted home and birth home, a technology job and words, independence and feminism.
Prof Saleem Peeradina, poet and essayist, puts this aptly in the book blurb: 'There are two voices here: the personal domestic one and the bold public one.'
Mona Dash is an Indian writer settled in London. She writes fiction and has been widely published, after her MA, she has embarked on her PhD studies.
Yogesh Patel, Skylark Publications UK,
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Page Updated Last on: Feb 11, 2017