Stirring sonnets

Grannies, Groins and Growing Up: Sonnets from early memories by Farrukh Dhondy. Published in 2020 by Bite-Sized Books Limited, Cleeve Road, Goring RG8 9BJ, UK; e-mail: Pp: 172. Price: Rs 400. Farrukh Dhondy (pictured) has often said he is not a poet but a versifier. This comment does not hold true on a reading of his latest collection of sonnet sequences, Grannies, Groins and Growing Up. This book is yet another achievement for a writer who has scripted screenplays, published fiction, short stories and recently a translation of the poet Rumi. The book, which has been sub-titled "Sonnets from......

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