A few questions put by Steven Connor, Director of CRASSH, to Annie Zaidi about her Nine Dots Prize-winning book.
Annie Zaidi is a Mumbai-based journalist and playwright. Her entry, ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’, combines memoir and reportage to explore concepts of home and belonging rooted in her experience of contemporary life in India, where migration – within the country, especially from villages to cities – is high. The proposed book will answer the central question through examining how a citizen’s sense of ‘home’ might collapse, or be recovered.
Further details and an abstract can be found on the Nine Dots Prize website.