The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, B.C.’s entertainment weekly, has recommended Emails from India on its list of holiday gifts for travellers:
Emails From India: Women Write Home
Edited by Vancouverite Janis Harper, this book collects vignettes by 27 writers—many of whom are also from Vancouver—who have travelled on the subcontinent. The stories speak to the universal travel experience, such as dealing with red tape and transportation challenges, as well as gender-specific experiences and reflections on poverty and spirituality. A dollar from each copy sold will be donated to World Literacy Canada, directed at improving literacy for women and children in India.
My piece, “Bird Sanctuary,” about Bharatpur, is one of the travel essays in the anthology, published this year.
Click here to see the Straight’s article (Dec. 4, 2013) “From RFID blockers to neck pillows, gifts for travellers add security, comfort.”