Launch of Food of Love @ the Indian High Commission – the Nehru Centre on 26 April 6:30pm https://www.nehrucentre.org.uk
It would be great to see some London friends and acquaintances. Its a free event and you can just turn up – best to arrive around 6.15.
I feel honoured that the Indian High Commission is hosting this launch.(Its situated behind the Dorchester) As well as talking about my own story I’ll talk about my Indian-born husband, the quantitative geneticist Atam Vetta’s, struggle to overcome discrimination. Claret Press published my memoir because white women like me who married non-white men, when that was rare and regarded with hostility, are ignored – written out of history. You’ll gather, from the subtitle, that I tackle some tough subjects so I’m delighted that most endorsers found it entertaining and amusing. I am grateful for the glowing endorsements including those from from Oxford historian Prof Rana Mitter, commentator Yasmin Alibhai Brown and poet Sudeep Sen and the academic and author Jane Spiro.
Helping me talk about the importance of memoir will be the actor Kamal Khan, who recorded Sculpting the Elephant, my novel set in Oxford and India. Khan sings Bollywood and Hollywood and so was perfect for the character of Gangabharti! Kamal was brought up in London where he joined the National Youth Theatre, which kick-started the careers of Idris Elba, Sean Connery and others. Kamal appeared in The Bill and Eastenders, and in the USA Outsourced and The Bold & Beautiful. He is a recurring guest star on the 2nd season of The Haunting of Hill House. He produced and directed music videos. He too has a good story to share. We are open for interviews.