Urdustan is now out, available for $9.00 in PRINT only. It is a collection of short stories about South Asians—punks, vampires, deafies, etc. There are seven stories in total. Please visit Urdustan for a summary and a short review by Jean-Marc, a musician based in Brussels, Belgium (the world’s very FIRST review of Urdustan).
Seven stories, four nations, one people.
Whether it’s a slaughterhouse in the East End of London or a run-down hotel in the holy city of Al-Madinah, a tiny township in Northern Michigan or a fishing village on the Bay of Bengal in India, people yearn for the same thing in common–life–to experience life and to feel alive.
Urdustan tells the stories of North Indians and Pakistanis; Muslims and Hindus; Desi Americans and British Asians. All come from the same land yet each leads a different life and tells a different story; each shares the desire to experience love and friendship, the insatiable urge to connect to others on a human level.
Urdustan reveals multiple personalities of the South Asian diaspora that are often ignored. The stories are richly interwoven with different characters from many walks of life–Hasidic Jews, African Americans, punks, deaf teens, gay males, and even supernatural creatures such as vampires and angels. Romance, horror, racism, homophobia, audism, love, death, spirituality, fantasy, friendship all play important factors in the storytelling of Urdustan. Each story is a small reflection of the greatly diverse world we live in and call our home.
# REPPIN D.I.Y SELF-PUBLISHED DESI / DEAF / MUSLIM / PUNK AUTHORS
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RED FOREST DISTRO PATCH GIVEAWAY
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Because these look like my Maine Coon Cats. And the talented person posting this is the actual illustrator :)
“IF YOU DON’T LIKE MY CURRY, THEN GET THE FUCK OUT OR ELSE I’LL BEAT YOUR FACE WITH MY CHAPPAL!!!!”
homemade shirt I made
How to make an apple pie from scratch
Fall is approaching, and it’s the perfect time to master your new favorite apple pie recipe. Try these expert-approved tips.
You must first create the Universe.
Antique-style sewing scissors. Pretty and very inexpensive.
I have a pair of the heron scissors.
I prefer the Japanese style clippers myself. You can’t really keep them in a sewing back, but I find them much easier to grab and maneuvre with one hand.
Dye yarn with frozen Kool Aid ice cubes! Learn how on my blog.
Reblogging for my string wielding friends.
my mom made me a scarf with kool aid yarn when i was nine and no one believed that it was kool aid.
DYE ALL THE THINGS!
Except I can’t get Kool-Aid here.