No Shame In My Name

Nov 1 2023 • 26 mins

In the opening chapter of Sheela’s book – What’s In A Name?, she writes, ‘our names reveal a multitude of stories, reveal feelings, states of consciousness and lost histories that embody who we really are and where we come from’. Listen as she exposes the deeply intimate process of writing a book about her own hybrid name – and that of her close friends.

Themes explored:

  • Hybrid name in 60’s Britain
  • What’s In A Name? - The book & the process
  • Speaking Bangla


Sheela’s Instagram: @sheelabanerjeewords

*What’s In A Name? is available across all major bookstores in the UK.*


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