Taslim Burkowicz published "Chocolate Cherry Chai" about a free-spririted Indian girl who sets off into the world, visiting and working in places like the Philippines and Japan. After encountering emotional turmoil, the protagonist finds comfort in an ancient chai-making ritual and discovering stories about her maternal ancestors. The book has been described as "a moving contribution to the growing body of fictional writings about migrants and racialized women across transnational borders."

Burkowicz grew up in a Gujarati family and earned a BA (political science and education) before teaching in elementary schools in Japan for four years. She lives in Surrey.


Chocolate Cherry Chai (Roseway Publishing 2017) $21.00 978-1055266-96-24

[BCBW 2017]