During South Asian Heritage Month, Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination at Loughborough University will be guest blogging with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
At Lantana, we believe all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. We publish inclusive books celebrating our differences written by authors from diverse cultures and backgrounds. We are honoured to work with some amazing authors and illustrators of South Asian descent, who we are proud to showcase here. Their fun, joyful and stunning picture books celebrate the influence of South Asian cultures on British storytelling traditions.
The memories that shape our sense of who we are aren’t always of events we experienced first hand. Memories and relationships to the past can be inherited, communicated across time and reinterpreted by successive generations.
The language of photography and the language of memory are intimately connected. We narrate the stories of our lives in terms of snapshots, images and albums, and our photographs which are amongst our most treasured possessions.
Food is a potent way of evoking personal memory and memories of migration, family life and historical events
Memory matters, but it is something that we too often take for granted.