Under The Skin
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A celebration of the second ever South Asian Literature Festival, which was staged in London and across the United Kingdom in October 2011. The relationship between the English language, its literary tradition and writers from South Asia has become an exciting and enduring part of British literary life.
The Festival celebrated writers from South Asia and British Asian writing, equally, reflecting the diversity of themes, subjects and literary forms.
Monday 15 February 2016: Correspondence
NSR Khan's story, Correspondence, charts, in letters, the relationship between a conservative Pakistani father and his British Asian daughter whose life is not what he expects. It’s read by Deni Francis, Lyndam Gregory and Najma Khan.
Tuesday 16 February 2016: Another Life
Reshma Ruia’s story Another Life focuses on the restlessness of an Asian businessman who visited Manchester as a young man on his way to America - but never left. It’s read by Lyndam Gregory, Deni Francis and Najma Khan.
Wednesday 17 February 2016: Eyebrows
Kavita Bhanot's story Eyebrows introduces us to three generations of women seen through the eyes of Jaya on her weekend visits to her grandmother. Lyndam Gregory, Deni Francis and Najma Khan are the readers.
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.
First heard on Radio 4 in 2012.
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