A Home of Our Own
Author: Meghaa Aggarwal
Illustrated by Habib Ali
9789386667359 | Centre Stapled | pp. 28 | 2018 | Tulika Publishers
Children decide to play “house-house”. This game loved by children everywhere takes on a new meaning for those who have not played it before.
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“Let’s play house-house!” decide Sunehri and her friends. So they put together some old plates and bowls, empty packets of chips, plastic bottles, a broken helmet… things they’ve collected going about their work in the city on whose streets they live.
The game loved by children everywhere takes on a poignant layer when played by those who have never known a home. Pictures full of exuberance and detail bring out their spontaneous joy in a make-believe world, which trips side by side with the harsh reality of their lives.
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About the Contributors
The author finds inspiration in the indomitable spirit of childhood. She has been working with Tulika since 2014. Her invaluable insights from the job have encouraged her to begin a new innings as a writer for children.
The illustrator trained at the Riyaaz Academy in Bhopal while doing a BFA from the Government Institute of Fine Arts, Gwalior. He lives in Gwalior, and is an avid photographer of ordinary people and daily life.
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