The Middle Way Mentoring Programme is a two year professional development scheme for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic writers based in the Midlands.
This anthology presents exciting, new writing from seven writers whose body of work is diverse in the broadest sense – spanning across genres and forms.
Jignesh Vaidya’s heart-wrenching opening from his memoir charts his journey from India to England, being paralysed by polio to living independently in Leicester. Dr Shahed Yousaf’s harrowing account of life as a prison doctor is a timely and necessary read.Sarah M. Jasat’s short fiction explores themes of everyday life, navigating motherhood and mother-in-laws, while Asha Krishna’s fiction is a tale of big dreams and missed opportunities. Kalbinder Kaur’s novel tells the story of a woman’s affair with her brother’s killer and asks how you live after loss while Avi Kaur Virdee’s mystery into the death of a cult-leader is an exploration of what it means to be spiritual. Nazira Vania’s debut, set on the day that Leicester City won the Premier League, introduces us to a powerful new voice.
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Featuring: Sarah M. Jasat, Kalbinder Kaur, Asha Krishna, Jignesh Vaidya, Nazira Vania, Avi Kaur Virdee and Dr Shahed Yousaf