Members’ Showcase

Members’ Showcase

Ritu Hemnani

“Why do people migrate?” Nadia asks her grandparents one evening. Their answer takes Anoushka, Nadia and Tarun on a journey back in time to Sindh (now Pakistan), through the story of best friends Gope and Meera following India’s independence in 1947. Soon they learn that India has been split into two and realize they are now living on the wrong side of the border. As refugees, their lives are turned upside down and they are separated forever… or so it would seem.

Beautiful and heartwarming, Gope and Meera is a tale about a cherished homeland reluctantly left behind and why the Hindu Sindhi community is scattered across the world today.

Claire Chao

Remembering ShanghaiClaire is winner of 17 literary awards including the 2019 Rubery Prize Book of the Year, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from imperial China to modern-day Hong Kong. Isabel grows up in the wealthy Sun family in glamorous 1930s Shanghai. When Mao comes to power, she journeys to Hong Kong, unaware that she will never see her father again. She returns to Shanghai with her daughter Claire six decades later to confront their complex past—one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.