Umi Sinha at WordFest: Crawley Festival of Words


Join authors Umi Sinha and Colin Grant as they talk about the inspiration and the process of writing about history and the distant voices from many generations ago at WordFest.

Umi Sinha’s unforgettable debut, Belonging (Myriad, 2015), is an intense, compelling and finely wrought epic of love and loss, of race and ethnicity, of homeland – and of belonging.

From the darkest days of the British Raj through to the aftermath of the First World War, Belonging by Umi Sinha tells the interwoven story of three generations and their struggles to understand and free themselves from a troubled history steeped in colonial violence. It is a novel of secrets that unwind through Lila’s story, through her grandmother’s letters home from India and the diaries kept by her father, Henry, as he puzzles over the enigma of his birth and his stormy marriage to the mysterious Rebecca.

Umi is currently working on a new novel set in Italy and India between 1943 and 1948.

WordFest Crawley is in full swing, running from 7th – 31st March 2019 and featuring a fab line up of panels, workshops and activities. For tickets to Umi’s event, head over to the event Facebook page here.