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Desilicious: Sexy. Subversive. South Asian
“Desi” is a Punjabi term referring to “of one’s own people.” Desilicious is a wide-ranging compilation of literature about sex and sexuality by writers of South Asian descent—a medley of arousing and thematically innovative fiction, poetry, and essays, spiced for mature appetites only. The flavors of these works, by both men and women, run deep, and vary from suggestive to ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Arsenal Pulp Press
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I need a skimmed category for this book. I think that this book would have been really interesting if I had had ore patience with it. I personally love most things South Asian, so the idea of a desi erotica anthology got me hot just thinking about it. But there was one story that really moved me. This woman was the mother of a grown son who wanted his mother to go to the doctor to have a pap smear. And the experience that the mother describes is so sensual that you can't help but appreciat it. ...more
The collection promises to be sexy and subversive, but what it delivered is guilt and transgression. The emotional landscape of most of the pieces is one of longing, the “what if” of love and lust, the “achy breaky heart” that wants, ultimately, a “fabulous indo wedding,”. This is not to deny that the material presented is difficult but even though some of the writings were polished, they do not allow for much raunch or romp. They are too full of the angst of identity.