April 14, 2021 @ 19:30 – 21:00 BST
Join us for a special event featuring contributors to the new short fiction collection, WHO’S LOVING YOU: LOVE STORIES BY WOMEN OF COLOUR. The collection’s editor, Sareeta Domingo, will welcome Sara Jafari, Amna Saleem, Varaidzo, Sara Collins in turn via Instagram Live to read from and discuss their stories.
Lost love. Forbidden Love. Unrequited love. Tenderness. Desire. Romance. Passion.
WHO’S LOVING YOU is a celebration of love in all its guises written by women of colour, with ten original short stories from bold new voices, literary prize-winners and national treasures.
Two souls come together and are torn apart, lifetime after lifetime. A seed of hope begins to grow out of the ashes of grief, heartbreak and loss. Romance sparks in the most unexpected of places. And an unbreakable bond is formed that transcends countries, continents and even the boundaries of time…
In this extraordinary collection, ten writers explore the full spectrum of love in all its messy, joyful, agonising and exhilarating forms. Celebrating and centring the romance, passion and desire of women of colour, these stories burn with an intensity and longing that lingers long after the final page.
WHO’S LOVING US? LET US SHOW YOU…
Sareeta Domingo is the author of If I Don’t Have You, The Nearness of You and creator, editor and contributing writer of romantic fiction anthology Who’s Loving You. Her books for Young Adults are published under S.A. Domingo, including Love, Secret Santa. She has contributed to publications including gal-dem, Black Ballad, Stylist and Token Magazine, and has taken part in events for Hachette Books, Winchester Writers’ Festival, Black Girls Book Club and Bare Lit Festival among others.
Sara Jafari is a British-Iranian author and editor based in London. On the side, she runs TOKEN Magazine, a literature and arts print magazine, which showcases writing and artwork by underrepresented writers and artists. She is a contributor to “I Will Not Be Erased”: Our Stories About Growing up as People of Colour, and her debut novel, The Mismatch, will be published in 2021.
Amna Saleem is a Scottish Pakistani screenwriter, journalist and broadcaster based in Glasgow with several TV projects in production. Her first sitcom, Beta Female, can be found on BBC Radio Four. Amna has written for publications such as The Guardian, GQ, Glamour and HuffPost amongst many others. She can often be seen on screen digesting the news or compulsively oversharing online. Making people laugh so hard that they temporarily forget their worries is her favourite thing to do in the whole world.
Varaidzo is a writer, editor and artist. She is a contributor to the bestselling anthology The Good Immigrant and her story ‘Bus Stop’ was shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Prize 2018. She was previously an editor for Wasafiri and gal-dem.
Sara Collins obtained a Master’s degree in creative writing (with distinction) from Cambridge University. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, which won the 2019 Costa First Novel Award.