As part of the very first South Asian Literary Festival, we bring three fantastic authors to talk about the "Rebellious" women in fiction, and why we're finally seeing nuanced South Asian female characters in literature, characters that go beyond oppressed woman/dutiful daughter etc.
The panel will consist of Jeevani Charika, Emma Smith-Barton and
Yasmin Rahman - Thusday 28 May, 1:30pm
You can order The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith-Barton here, but please allow 7 to 10 days before delivery.
Emma Smith-Barton was born in South Wales to Pakistani parents. Growing up between cultures has heavily influenced her writing and she is especially interested in exploring themes of identity and belonging.
How can I hold myself together, when everything around me is falling apart?
Neena's always been a good girl - great grades, parent-approved friends and absolutely no boyfriends. But ever since her brother Akash left her, she's been slowly falling apart - and uncovering a new version of herself who is freer, but altogether more dangerous.
As her wild behaviour spirals more and more out of control, Neena's grip on her sanity begins to weaken too. And when her parents announce not one but two life-changing bombshells, she finally reaches breaking point.
But as Neena is about to discover, when your life falls apart, only love can piece you back together.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK