Land of my Childhood: Stories from South Asia
Retold by Clare West
CEFR B1 — B2
Word count 16,937
‘My brother preferred being with mother and me. He used to help us prepare vegetables in the kitchen or make the bread. But what he liked best was listening to my mother’s stories.’
But those childhood days are long gone, and sister and brother, mother and children are now far apart.
The stories in this volume of World Stories come from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The writers are Romesh Gunesekera,
M. Athar Tahir, Chitra Divakaruni, Anu Kumar, Anne Ranasinghe, Ruskin Bond, Anita Desai, Vijita Fernando, and Amara Bavani Dev.