The Adulterous Citizen" goes island-hopping: Caribbean, Europe, Asia


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Monday, July 27, 2015


GREAT BAY, St. Martin (July 26, 2015)—The Adulterous Citizen by Tishani Doshi, the award-winning writer from India, has already gone half way around the world since its Caribbean publication here in June 2015.

House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) launched the new book of poems, stories, and essays by Tishani Doshi at the opening ceremony of the St. Martin Book Fair, attended by over 250 guests, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample. Poet and novelist Doshi was the keynote speaker at the 13th edition of the island’s literary festival.

The Adulterous Citizen: poems stories essays has also accompanied Doshi to Europe for a July 2 reading, conversation, and book signing in London. The champagne-toast affair at the Shangri-La Hotel’s Cultural Salon, was part of what the organizer called "an exciting new experience for guests, visitors and local Londoners."

Sample wants people everywhere to be excited by the experiences in Doshi’s book. To HNP publisher Lasana M. Sekou, "The poignant poetry, fascinating short fictions, and essential new generation essays in The Adulterous Citizen reflect a worldview of Tishani Doshi’s intoxicating experiences and captivating observations in India, Kenya, Mexico, the USA, Wales, and ‘elsewhere’."

With The Adulterous Citizen in tow, Doshi’s global island-hopping took her from Britain to Singapore for the South Asia Literary Salon on July 11. The Institute of South Asian Studies and the National University of Singapore organized the meeting on "Modernity, Identity and Belonging." Doshi spoke on "Resistance of a poet: What can art do to shape society." She was one of 12 authors and intellectuals from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, and the USA that participated in the salon.

"At HNP we like the idea that the Singapore trip could be seen as an Asian leg of the new book signing tour," said Sample. But the globe-trotting Doshi was probably scheduled for the literary salon before the book launch that kicked off an earnest island-hopping halfway around the world for The Adulterous Citizen. Tishani Doshi is set to appear at the Chandigarh Literary Festival in November.

Doshi’s earlier work has already been called "invigorating" in a UK Guardian review. In India the stellar author is also known for her encounter at age 26 with the legendary choreographer Chandralekha, which led to an unexpected career in dance. In fact, "Tishani Doshi brings to the written page the precision, poise and sensuality of an accomplished dancer, which is also what she is," said Aarhus University professor and novelist Tabish Khair about The Adulterous Citizen.

The Adulterous Citizen – poems, stories, essays by Tishani Doshi is available at,, and other bookstores.

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