Kisses at the espresso bar

Kisses at the espresso bar

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Anita Nahal, Ph.D., CDP is an Indian American poet, flash fictionist, children’s writer, professor, and D&I consultant. She teaches at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC. Previously she has worked at Howard University, George Mason University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology-DC campus, Rider University, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, and Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, India.

Nahal has authored thirteen creative books: four of poetry, one of flash fiction, four for children, and four edited anthologies. Anita’s poems and flash fiction can be found in journals in the US, UK, Asia, and Australia. Her poems are also housed at Stanford University’s Digital Humanities Initiative. Anita’s writings focus on the intersection of race, gender, immigration, socioeconomic status, and other issues that create bias and injustice. She was a finalist in 2022 and 2021 respectively for the Cats poetry and Women’s artist contests at The Ekphrastic Review and received an honorable mention in the 2016 Concretewolf Chapbook contest. Her third poetry book, What’s wrong with us Kali women (Kelsay Books, 2021), was nominated by Cyril Dabydeen, Guyanese Indian Canadian & Ottawa poet laureate emeritus & novelist, as the best poetry book for 2021 for British Ars Notoria. It’s also compulsory reading in an elective course on Multicultural Society at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Anita is the daughter of Sahitya Akademi award-winning Indian novelist Chaman Nahal and educationist Sudarshna Nahal. Anita resides in the US. Her family includes her son, daughter-in-law, and golden doodle girl.

More on her at: anitanahal.wixsite.com/anitanahal

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Paperback: 103 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (October 18, 2022)