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Mario Dhingsa

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Mario Dhingsa is a UK-born, Wellington-based, award-winning author. His first published work, High Office Whispers, was awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion in 2018. His first full-length work, Maps of Bliss and Rage, won the Silver Award (Anthologies) in the Feathered Quill Book Awards 2020.

Mario is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors, a former member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, and a former committee member of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.

He is the creator of #SilverScreenBlack film reviews, available on Twitter and Goodreads.
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Average rating: 4.37 · 27 ratings · 15 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Maps of Bliss and Rage

4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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High Office Whispers

4.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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#SilverScreenBlack reviews: '1917' (2019)



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4/5 (orders)

Run Corporal Run: Two soldiers race through France to prevent a brother receiving a bullet, and a battalion being decimated.

👍Urgent missions:
Great direction (Sam Mendes!) and cinematography (Roger Deakins!).
Incredible sets and groundworks.
Brief but brilliant work from Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.
And finally seeing Sikh and black soldiers in a World War One film!

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Published on November 20, 2020 23:52 Tags: 1917, silverscreenblack

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