My opinion piece on mixed-race relationships published by the Madras Courier

PS. Thank you Zadie Smith!


Readers of my personal story (link below) published in the Madras Courier know that in 1969 I told a Daily Mail reporter that I did not marry an Indian, I married Atam. So how wonderful is it to hear Zadie Smith on Book of the Week say that her father married Yvonne and not an Afro Caribbean. That is what I believe in. We should react to each other as individuals. I hope my second novel ‘Sculpting the Elephant will also breakdown stereotypes.

As a journalist I am more comfortable writing about other people but now seems like an appropriate time to write about my marriage. The Madras Courier published my story this morning.

My second novel Sculpting the Elephant will be published by Claret Press early in 2019. This how I will dedicate it.

‘I would like to dedicate this book to anyone anywhere in the world whose partner  was born in a different country, a different culture, a different religion or whose skin tone is different to yours . Sculpting the Elephant was written in acknowledgment of all things which had to happen in both your lives in order for you to meet in a particular place at a particular time. Chance encounters change lives and can bring the people of the world closer together.’


By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Letters to the press|0 Comments