Simala Kureishy paints with words, transporting the reader to eighteenth century India and jungles filled with mischievous monkeys, wild deer, singing birds, and exotic fruits. The pages of her book skip, jump, and dance with energy, much like Bismi herself. Reading Kureishy’s debut book is like finding an undiscovered jewel.

About the editor

Natalie H. Tilghman teaches writing at Harper College and Ashford University. She is also a member of the Fiction Editorial Board for Chicago Review. Her own work has been featured in anthologies and literary magazines. To learn more about her, please visit: