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Veena Gokhale to Read in Ottawa April 13th and 15th

Veena Gokhale, a former Ottawan, invites you to readings from her lively debut collection, Bombay Wali and other stories (Guernica Editions 2013) at two Ottawa locations.

The first reading is from 3-5 pm, Saturday, April 13th at Sandy Hill Coop, 140 Mann Ave., (not Main!). Enjoy tea, nibbles, literature, photographs of Bombay/India and conversation.

The second reading is at 7 pm, Monday, April 15th at Ottawa Shambhala Meditation Centre, 984 Wellington West.

You can grab autographed copies of Bombay Wali for $20.00!

For more information about Bombay Wali, see:

Veena Gokhale started her career in the mercurial world of print journalism in Bombay, in the 1980s. She first came to Canada on a journalism fellowship, returning to do a Masters in Environmental Studies in Toronto. After immigrating, she worked in communications for non-profit organizations, which included a two-year stint in Tanzania. She has published fiction and poetry in anthologies and literary journals.

Bombay Wali and other stories provides startling glimpses of contemporary life in Bombay, and elsewhere. A wealthy business woman compelled by the desire to hurt her best friend; an old woman in a Tokyo apartment seeking the touch of a baby’s hand; a woman reflecting on violence as a riot rages outside her home. Tales about friendship and repulsion, family ties and freedom; violence, public and private; ambition and uncertainty, alienation and acceptance, growing up and growing old.

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