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Dahlia Books and Mona Dash are thrilled to announce the launch of Let Us Look Elsewhere.

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Mona Dash's latest book, Let Us Look Elsewhere: and Other Stories is published by Dahlia Books later this month.

We're excited about launching our first title of 2021 and invite you to join us for an informal evening of readings and book chat.

What to expect: Seductive short stories which explore themes of disconnection, desire, identity and belonging

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A young boy refuses to ferry his boat. A woman orders a British accent to fit in. A lover sends messages into the void. Disconnection and desire go hand in hand in this powerful collection. From the bustling streets of Mumbai to the glitz and glamour of Vegas, and the everyday streets of London, these beautifully observed stories explore human frailties and triumph.

Mona Dash is the author of A Roll of the Dice: a story of loss, love and genetics, winner of Eyelands Book Award 2020 for memoir. Her other published books include two collections of poetry, A Certain Way and Dawn-drops, and a novel Untamed Heart. She has been listed in various competitions, and published widely in various journals and anthologies. She is part of the British South Asian writers collective, The Whole Kahani. With a degree in engineering, an MBA, and a Masters in Creative Writing she works in a global tech company. Mona lives in London.

Praise for Let Us Look Elsewhere

A wonderful, richly rendered and triumphant collection. Highly recommended. ~ Irenosen Okojie, Author

It was a pleasure to read Mona's writing for the first time, when she was shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize, and to introduce her work to the world. She is a writer of rare bravery, putting forward a manifesto against the tropes and delighting in subverting expectations ~ Roopa Farooki, AuthorMona Dash has produced an unflinching collection of short stories, demonstrating that she is a fearless writer, unafraid to reveal her characters flaws and extremes as they search for a sense of identity and belonging. ~ Joe Melia, Bristol Short Story Prize Co-ordinator

These atmospheric stories travel across continents and time, offering surprising and intriguing incursions into the disparate moments of solitary lives. ~ Amanthi Harris, Author

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Dahlia Books is a small independent publishing press based in Leicester. We publish contemporary, original fiction and champion regional and diverse voices. Dahlia Publishing was established by writer and editor, Farhana Shaikh in 2010.

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