On the 15th of September, 2015, I flew out to Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India, to begin a 6 month residency with Tara Books. During this time I worked on two separate publications that explored the lives and folk stories of a small indigenous Indian tribe called the Kadar.
Walking is a Way of Knowing relates the Kadar's ways of living within the forest, and also explores ideas about learning from unexpected resources, namely the Kadar elders who are the protagonists in this book. Through their stories the reader is intended to reflect on nature, to begin to know it differently - not just through sight but taste, smell and hearing as well.
The book has now finally gone to print in both Tamil and English language editions, due to be released on October 15th. Tara's British publicists have kindly decided to make it one of their featured publications for this month.
I will be available through till Christmas for book signings, presentations and general chit chat - if you follow this link it will take you to the relevant sign up page, so looking forward to talking about this project with people!