15 May 2020
Relationships and mental health explored in alumna’s debut novel
Serena Kaur has recently released her debut novel: All the Words Unspoken. The fictional book follows protagonist Maansi, who agrees to an arranged marriage after returning home from university depressed and unemployed.
Playing housewife doesn't help Maansi's lethargy, and in her quest to rediscover herself, she starts to realise that the man she has married is even further from what he seems.
The book aims to challenge our preconceptions of relationships and tackle the stigma around mental health and sexuality in the British-Asian community.
On publishing her first novel during the lockdown, Serena said:
“Publishing during the pandemic isn't easy. Of course, events have been cancelled and bookstores and warehouses have also been shut down. However, I've been able to connect with my potential readers online and have found a lot of support, particularly as my novel revolves around the British-Asian experience.”
Since graduating, Serena has pursued her dream of becoming an author, and when she is not writing she teaches English as a second language.
Serena graduated with a degree in English in 2016.
All the Words Unspoken is available now.
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