In a slim collection of short stories, Coloured explores the trials and triumphs of life as a South Indian immigrant in the United states are told. A young girl, American educated and Indian born, the only daughter in a family of boys, learns exactly how precious she is to her parents. A young English schooled Indian man learns the stark realities of racism in a Texas bar. A young woman feels so racially intimidated that even warming up her curry in the workplace microwave becomes a daily fear for her. A new bride struggles with the stigma of being childless and the temptation of forbidden American men. The characters in this short story collections will enable you to experience life as they know it: as transplants from across the world into American suburbia.
Coloured is adapted from real-life anecdotes both Mohana's and others. She takes us into the world of the South Asian immigrant living the "American Dream". Think of Mohana as a cultural translator for those whom you may not notice otherwise, living in the margins of our cities.
This event marks the fifth year in a row that Mohana has come all the way from Qatar to present a new book for us.
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar will present her collection of short stories on Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 in Meeting Room B.