This week I’m virtually visiting London and India!
I chat with Jo Heygate the bookshop manager at Pages of Hackney in London. Pages of Hackney opened in 2008 and is an award-winning independent bookshop on the Lower Clapton Road owned by Eleanor Lowenthal. The bookshop stocks an eclectic mix of books in the areas of literary fiction, politics, feminism, essays, and life writing as well as philosophy, psychology, nature writing, music, and children’s books.
Shaheen Chishti is an Indian British author, world peace advocate, and thought leader. He was born in Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, and is a descendant of the revered Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. He is the author of The Granddaughter Project, which tells the stories of Helga, a Holocaust survivor, Kamla, who grew up during the Bengali Famine, and Lynette, who is beaten and left for dead during the Notting Hill riots of 1958. These warrior women tell their stories for the first time to their granddaughters, hoping that they can succeed where they failed and that they feel empowered, inspired, and supported to do what is best for themselves.
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