December 2016

For The Love of Fidel

December 1st, 2016|

It all started when the doorbell rang and my grandmother allowed Fidel Castro to sweep past her to where my mother lay on a low divan piled high with hand embroidered Nepalese quilts. [...]

September 2016

Her Story

September 28th, 2016|

I first met Shokoofeh Azar in Fremantle about 3 years ago after reading a story she had published in the Westerly. Within 5 minutes we were chatting as if we had shared a childhood [...]


September 15th, 2016|

While I hesitate to give more air time to a woman known best for saying things I find hard not to take personally, the fact that Pauline Hanson is back on our TV screens [...]

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

The Historian’s Daughter

June 3rd, 2016|

My publishers have just told me that The Historian's Daughter is now featured on their website as a forthcoming title. This is tremendously exciting and is now starting to feel real. I will post [...]

May 2016

An editorial and some stories

May 16th, 2016|

  A few months ago I was invited by Cafe Dissensus to guest edit a special issue on Female Genital Mutilation in India. A topic close to my heart, for reasons that will become [...]

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