Flesh and Paper – Book

Series namePoetry

In 1986, Suniti Namjoshi and Gillian Hanscombe published a selection of poems entitled ‘Flesh and Paper’. The poems are a dialogue between the two women as friends, poets and lovers. The poems are also recorded on cassette, and are read by Namjoshi and Hanscombe with musical accompaniment on tabla and violin. In addition, British Asian film director Pratibha Parmar produced an independent film of the same name, featuring an interview with Suniti Namjoshi about her work and poetry. The cover of the book ‘Flesh and Paper’ features an image of Suniti Namjoshi with Gillian Hanscombe, and is followed by six digitised pages, including the poem ‘All the words’.

Date of Creation / Publication1986
CreatorNamjoshi, Suniti
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberSuniti Namjoshi Collection (GB 2661 SN)
Catalogue NumberSN/PO/5
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Suniti Namjoshi and at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Series notesThe material in this section reflects Suniti Namjoshi's published poetry. The digitised images include extracts of publications including her first book of Poems published in 1967.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Suniti Namjoshi Collection features extracts of several published books, including poetry novels and fables. It also includes black and white family photographs and pencil drawings of (unused) illustrations for her novel 'The Conversations of Cow', as well as an extract of an interview transcript.