The writer as mother

"For a few hours a week I could escape to a world of literature..."

Reshma Ruia arrived in Manchester fresh from her life sun-drenched life in Italy, and further back India. Once she got used to the rain, she found inspiration in the streets around her. She tells us about her journey into the world of literature - and how it wasn't always easy to juggle with motherhood.Reshma is a writer based in Manchester. A novelist, poet and short story writer, she is a co founder of The Whole Kahani, a collective of British writers of South Asian writers. Her narrative portrays the inherent tensions of those who possess multiple senses of belonging.