What it means to be a woman and an immigrant

The Straits Times arts correspondent Akshita Nanda's debut novel, Nimita's Place, was a finalist for last year's Epigram Books Fiction Prize.
The Straits Times arts correspondent Akshita Nanda's debut novel, Nimita's Place, was a finalist for last year's Epigram Books Fiction Prize.ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

From luscious mangoes to coffee buns to simmering seviyaan (a sweet noodle dessert), journalist Akshita Nanda's debut novel is stuffed with food.

"Food is what unites us and what divides us," says the 39-year-old arts correspondent with The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2018, with the headline 'What it means to be a woman and an immigrant'. Print Edition | Subscribe