The Homing Bird

Bashabi Fraser (2017) Indigo Dreams Publishing, Devon

The Homing Bird ‘is a paean to the twin cities of Kolkata and Edinburgh, written with great warmth and charm. There’s a distinctive voice, a pleasing narrative flow, in a sequence of poems both engaged and engaging.’ (Alan Spence)

‘The Homing Bird explores Fraser’s twin identities: India’s tropical abandon and Scotland’s temperate caution… Fraser does not shy away from the harsh history of colonialism and Partition. She moves easily between her two countries, exploring a sense of belonging and bringing us a unique and personal distillation.’ (Christine De Luca).