I'm currently working on a memoir in progress, titled Tokyo Time, One Hundred and Sixty Three Entries. In 2022, this project was granted research and development funding from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Society of Authors.
Tokyo Time is a hybrid memoir around a sequence of photos that taken when stranded in Tokyo during the first phase of the pandemic in 2020, stitching together a blend of autofiction and nonfiction, poetic fragment, critical writing and photography.
Selected essays & audio
Riso and shine: the colourful world of the Risograph, essay for FT Weekend, 2021.
Letter from Tokyo, short essay for the blog Spitalfields Life, 2020.
My Year of Scrambled Egg, an essay for the food zine, Lecker, 2019.
An essay on Mr Tjaden’s electrical repair shop on Chatsworth Road, for Spitalfields Life, 2018.
A profile of the writer and academic Aminul Hoque, on British Bangladeshi identity, for Spitalfields Life, 2015.
The Art of Home, a radio programme for BBC Radio 4, featuring film maker Clio Barnard, writer Sathnam Sanghera, and playwright Simon Stephens, 2014.
A series of interviews about Whitechapel and its denizens, for Spitalfields Life, 2013.
What Do I Owe to My Father's Far-Flung Family?, essay for The New York Times Magazine, 2012.
My freewheeling father, essay for Stella Magazine, 2012.