When Morning Comes honored at Africana Book Awards

Arushi Raina’s book, When Morning Comes, winner of the 2018 CABA award for older readers in the South African category, will be honored at the CABA 2018 awards ceremony in Washington DC this April. Since publication, When Morning Comes has garnered international acclaim and was also recently featured at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The CABA […]

Arushi Raina at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Arushi Raina, author of When Morning Comes, appeared at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Raina participated in the event “We That Are Young”. In conversation with writer and journalist Veena Venugopal, they discussed youth and experience, tradition and innovation and old, new and timeless ways of telling and sharing stories.   When […]

A Grain of Rice reviewed by CBC

CBC News Alberta shared Nhung N. Tran Davies’s story of fleeing Vietnam, which also inspired her new book A Grain of Rice. “Nhung Tran-Davies remembers her mother giving food away to hungry neighbours when her own family members — then living in a war-torn, flood-ravaged village in rural Vietnam — were themselves starving. … Those powerful […]

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When Morning Comes reviewed in The School Librarian

The UK School Library Association published a review of When Morning Comes, by Arushi Raina, in the Spring 2018 edition of The School Librarian. Sammie Steward wrote that, “Apartheid is a subject that, until now, has remained sorely under explored in young adult fiction. Raina’s account of the Soweto Uprising is compelling, and both the […]

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Arushi Raina interviewed by Uma Krishnaswami

Author Uma Krishnaswami recently interviewed Arushi Raina, author of When Morning Comes, on her blog, Writing with a Broken Tusk. They spoke “about writing in multiple voices, fiction vs. life, and the power of the children’s and YA writing community.” Read the full interview here: https://umakrishnaswami.org/2018/06/19/arushi-raina-on-when-morning-comes/