Greetings, readers! My name is Sareeta Domingo, and I’m an author and fiction editor. It’s my great pleasure to be bringing you a Book of the Week, each week here on Morning Mari.
My selection this week is potentially a little bit indulgent, but I hope you’ll allow me, because it features not only my own writing, but that of nine other incredible British women authors. My Book of the Week this week is Who’s Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour, an anthology of romantic stories created & edited by me, publishing TODAY!
I conceived this project as a way to redress the dearth of romance fiction written by people from global majority backgrounds, as well as my desire to commission work from some of my absolute favourite British women writing today. It’s been a genuine labour of love—if you’ll pardon the pun—to put this collection of short stories together, and it’s been such a joy to work on.
There truly is a love story here for everyone. Kelechi Okafor writes of twin flame souls drawn together over the centuries. Varaidzo’s tale connects two lonely women with the help of technology and time. Sara Collins explores a forbidden connection that leads back to home. Amna Saleem links a grandmother’s love-life with a second chance at romance for her granddaughter. Sara Jafari explores love as a way out of grief in modern Iran. Kuchenga’s epistolary tale depicts a man’s love for his intended laid bare. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan weaves a tale of deep human emotion surfacing through the creation of sentient appliances. Daniellé DASH portrays a heroine whose dark past galvanises her into manifesting happiness in a new romance. Dorothy Koomson’s sees yearning turn to destiny as two friends are drawn into the love that was always between them. And my own story is one of love, perseverance and the enduring will of fate.
This anthology provides a perfect escape into a multitude of romantic tales, and that is why Who’s Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour, conceived and edited by me, Sareeta Domingo, is my Book of the Week this week!