“Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family”

Non-fiction: Narrative

Pushcart-nominated essayist Madhushree Ghosh’s “Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family”, expanding on a Longreads essay that received a Notable Mention in The Best American Food Writing 2020, weaving the stories of her refugee Bengali parents, her own move from India to America, and innovative South Asian chefs, and how they used food to recreate their worlds in a new place and maintain connections with their families and cultures. University of Iowa Press, publication date April 4, 2022, by Dana Newman at Dana Newman Literary (world English).


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Local author seeks connection with home country through food, KPBS,  https://www.kpbs.org/news/local/2022/08/15/local-author-seeks-connection-with-home-country-through-food

17 Books From Independent Publishers You Need To Read This Summer, BuzzFeed News,  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/wendyjfox/17-books-from-smaller-presses-to-read-this-summer

Madhushree Ghosh discussing KHABAAR w/Adrienne Brodeur, Warwicks Books Youtube Channel,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr3IB_UDI3U

“REVIEW: Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family” Layla Khoury-Hanold, HippocampusMagazine.com, April 2022, https://hippocampusmagazine.com/2022/04/review-khabaar-an-immigrant-journey-of-food-memory-and-family-by-madhushree-ghosh/

“Hungry? The new memoir from San Diego author Madhushree Ghosh serves up a banquet of life experiences” Karla Peterson, SDUnionTribune.com, April 2022, https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/columnists/story/2022-04-02/column-hungry-the-new-memoir-from-san-diego-author-madhushree-ghosh-serves-up-a-banquet-of-life-experiences

“Chicago Review of Books: 12 Must-Read Books of April,” Editorial Staff, chireviewofbooks.com, April 2022, https://chireviewofbooks.com/2022/04/01/12-must-read-books-of-april-22/

“15 New Books by Women of Color You Should Buy This Women’s History Month,” Rebecca Freund, sheknows.com, March 2022, https://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/slideshow/2544410/new-2022-books-women-of-color/

“Kirkus Book Review,” Kirkusreviews.com, February 2022, https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/madhushree-ghosh/khabaar-ghosh/

“Ms Magazine 2022 Most Anticipated Books for The Rest of Us,” Karla J. Strand, Ms. Magazine, February 2022, https://msmagazine.com/2022/02/07/most-anticipated-feminist-books-women-lgbtq-writers-reads-for-the-rest-of-us-2022/

“Questionnaires and Interviews – This is 51,” Sari Botton, Oldster Magazine, January 2022, https://oldster.substack.com/p/this-is-51-madhushree-ghosh-responds

“22 Books to read in 2022 by South Asian authors,” Brown Girl Bookshelf, December 2021, https://twitter.com/browngbookshelf/status/1475874967694815241

What they are saying about Khabaar

From University of Iowa Press

Khabaar is a food memoir and personal narrative that braids the global journeys of South Asian food through immigration, migration, and indenture. Focusing on chefs, home cooks, and food stall owners, the book questions what it means to belong and what does belonging in a new place look like in the foods carried over from the old country?

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Publisher, "Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family"

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