Minal Hajratwala

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Minal Hajratwala is a writer, performer, poet, and queer activist based in San Francisco, where she was born before being whisked off to be raised in New Zealand and suburban Michigan. She is the author of Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2009). She spent seven years researching and writing the book, traveling the world to interview more than seventy-five members of her extended family. In 1999, her one-woman show, “Avatars: Gods for a New Millennium,” was commissioned by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in 1999. She was an editor and reporter for eight years at the San Jose Mercury News, and was a National Arts Journalism Program fellow at Columbia University’s ...more

Fiji Feast & Book Party!

~ stories ~ photos ~ food ~ kava cocktails ~ island flavours ~

7pm—9pm Saturday, May 18, 2019

Towne Center Books, 555 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Fijian food, beverages, and wine will be served.



Dear friends, family, and readers,


It’s been a while since we gathered for a Big Bay Area Book Party!  Please help me celebrate the birth of Moon Fiji — my travel guidebook to one of the most gorgeous...

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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Minal, I loved your bio. Thanks for adding me as a friend.
Blessings,
Jeannie


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