Read On – Book

Series namePublications

In 1990, the Asian Women Writers Collective published ‘Read On’, an in-house compilation of thirteen new writings from some of its members. The digitised stories include “Diwali Mubarak” by Daljit Sandhu, which deals with the issues of lesbianism and coming out and the pressures of conforming to traditional norms and “Them and Us” by Afshan Malik, a dialogue between two teenage male characters revealing a rather misconstrued perception of their female counterpart.

Date of Creation / Publication1990
CreatorAsian Women Writers Collective
Associated Person/ OrganisationRandhawa, Ravinder; Grech, Joyoti
Collection and Reference NumberAsian Women Writers Collective (AWWC) (GB 2661 AWWC)
Catalogue NumberAWWC/PUB/RO
CopyrightAsian Women Writers Collective/ individual writer / publisher
Access to originalsThe originals are located in the SALIDAA archive.
Series notesThe Asian Women Writers Collective published two major anthologies of short stories and poetry, 'Right of Way' in 1989 and 'Flaming Spirit' in 1994. Both anthologies required a lengthy and intensive selection process as the AWWC received a large volume of submissions. They also published an in-house collection of new works, 'Read On', in February 1990, and a collection of poetry, 'Read On 2' in 1994. Their fifth publication, 'When I Say No' contains writings from workshops conducted in five cities throughout England.
Collection notesThe materials from the Asian Women Writers Collective archives consist of two categories: items which belong to publications such as short stories, poems and writings from workshops and administrative and outreach material such as membership information, correspondence and information about events hosted by the organisation.