News and views about desi (South Asian) literature from the world over
In addition to a literary news roundup of new and notable books, stories, essays, poems, awards, events, etc., we have writers on to read from or discuss their own books and their desi favorites, chat about craft and the lit biz, and more. Follow on Twitter: @desibooks. Contact via Email: hellodesibooks[at]gmail.com
Desi (noun; pronounced ‘deɪsi’ or ‘dési’):
This applies to a person of South Asian descent who lives anywhere in the world. The official definition of South Asia contains the following countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives. And, of course, their globally-scattered diaspora.
The word is also often used as a qualifying adjective or adverb: “desi writer” or “desi cooking”.
2020 Desi Books (books released in 2020 and included in the literary news roundups)
Five Desi Faves (books recommended by guests appearing on this segment)
#DesiReads Guest: Sopan Deb
#DesiBooksGiveaway: 1 3-month audiobook membership at Libro.fm
#FiveDesiFaves Guest: Rani Shah
#DesiCraftChat Guest: Bishakh Som