17 August 2021

In Our Own Words

This image shows a poster with illustrations from the In our own words books 'In our own words' is a platform for young people to write the kind of short stories they would want to read. Capturing the visions and voices of 20 young writers from different parts of the country, the anthology comprises two books 'My Heroine and 'Our Lives Today'. The…,    ,    , My heroine , This collection of stories is penned by young people between the ages of 10 and 14. From the Mushroom Kingdom to the village of Lakshmanwa; from a girl with an unfamiliar last name to the story behind a scarred face, the short stories in this book are a mixture of the strange and the commonplace. This collection will take you on many journeys and…,    ,  , Our lives today , In this collection of short stories, the writers have explored various themes ranging from love, death, regret, loss to bravery, making mistakes and asking questions. Characters suffer during the pandemic, seek purpose in life and work to make peace with their pasts. Some stories might seem personal while others are reflective of our times. What…, Project background , For ‘In our own words’ an open call for short fiction under the themes of gender and mental health was announced on the International Day of the Girl Child in 2020. Out of more than 80 submissions, authors of 20 stories were brought together for a series of workshops on storytelling. Alongside learning the craft of telling stories, the…, About the creative partners , Opens in a new tab or window. Anuradha   Opens in a new tab or window. Virangana Comics Collective    , Partners, British Council Nepal Opens in a new tab or window. UNICEF Nepal   Opens in a new tab or window. Room To Read