Mona Arshi's debut collection, 'Small Hands', introduces a brilliant and compelling new voice. At the centre of the book is the slow detonation of grief after her brother's death but her work focuses on the whole variety of human experience: pleasure, hardship, tradition, energised by language which is in turn both tender and risky.
Mona Arshi was born to Punjabi Sikh parents
in West London where she still lives.
She initially trained as a lawyer and worked
for Liberty, the UK human rights organisation,
for several years. She began writing
poetry in 2008 and received a Masters in
Creative Writing from the University of East
Anglia. Small Hands is her debut collection.
- Publishing Details:
- Pavilion Press, 2015