Join us for Not So Stories!
Editor David Thomas Moore and authors Jeanette Ng, Stewart Hotston, Joseph E Cole and Ali Nouraei join us for an event celebrating the culturally diverse writers’ anthology, written in reaction to Kipling’s Just So Stories!
Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories was one of the first true children’s books in the English language, a timeless classic that continues to delight readers to this day. Beautiful, evocative and playful, the stories of How the Whale Got His Throat or the First Letter Written paint a magical, primal world.
It’s also deeply rooted in British colonialism. Kipling saw the Empire as a benign, civilising force, and his writing can be troubling to modern readers. Not So Stores attempts to redress the balance, bringing together new and established writers of colour from around the world to take the Just So Stories back, giving voices to cultures that were long deprived them.
Including stories by Adiwijaya Iskandar, Joseph E. Cole, Raymond Gates, Zina Hutton, Georgina Kamsika, Cassandra Khaw, Paul Krueger, Tauriq Moosa, Jeannette Ng, Ali Nouraei, Zedeck Siew, and Achala Upendran.
With a gorgeous cover by Vegas-based artist Joseph Watson, and drawings by British writer and illustrator Woodrow Phoenix.