When choosing the book of the month, we wanted to choose a spicy book by a woman of color. That's why we landed on Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal.
Balli Kaur Jaswal is a Punjabi Singaporean novelist but has lived all over - which is why the movement of cultures is so central to this novel.
Nikki prides herself on her modernity. She’s left the traditional views of her Sikh immigrant parents behind. However, after struggling for cash lands her a job as a creative writing teacher in London’s Punjabi community, her worldview is turned upside down. The widows who attend the class want to share much more than Nikki has anticipated. Their passion is to unleash their passions and fantieis through ertoic stories. Yet as the class grows in popularity, Nikki begins to unearth connections between some mysterious deaths in the community and the self-proclaimed ‘moral police.’ It’s up to the widows to overcome their differences and band together to uncover the community’s darkest secrets.
The Widow’s Lassi cocktail is sweet, richly flavoured and addictive - just like the book.