Chitra Ramaswamy:
Homelands

venue Cullen Kilshaw Marquee
date Saturday 18 June
time 3:15 pm
ticket prices £13 | £11

Perhaps best known for her unsparing and often amusing restaurant reviews for The Times Scotland and her work on BBC Radio Scotland, Chitra has written something very different. Homelands is about belonging, prejudice and family, a story that is told through a long friendship between the author and a 98-year-old Holocaust survivor. Chitra found she had much in common with Henry Wuga, founder of the largest Jewish catering company in Glasgow and the result is a moving, reflective and gripping story. The Makar, Kathleen Jamie, thought it ‘marvellous’ and Denise Mina found it ‘utterly engrossing’. It is all of those things and much more.

Photo © Claire Black

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