Weighted Words: An Anthology of Creative Writing by the Peepal Tree Inscribe Readers and Writers Group
From the colonial idea of 'British' tea; the demasculinising experience of fertility in a Jamaican family; a Black woman being both tourist and tourist attraction on her travels in South Asia, and what it meant to be 'everybody's midwife' in an institutionally racist NHS, through to the experience of an Indian migrant child in the 'country of the oppressor' - these are just a few of the themes explore in Weighted Words.
Through poetry, short stories, confessionals and memoirs, contributors interrogate race, gender, relationship with self and with family, as well as identity in contemporary Britain.
Edited by Jacob Ross, Weighted Words includes the work of established names alongside previously unpublished writers, all based in West Yorkshire. Here, a dazzling mix of fresh perspectives and backgrounds mesh and complement each other in a powerful collage of individual experiences, giving rise to a rich and wide-ranging anthology.
Paperback / 208 pages