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May Peace Prevail: A Memorial for Nagasaki

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I made the collage above 20 years ago, as an undergraduate at Brown University. I was taking a class on digital design and art at Rhode Island School of Design. The collage brings together old photographs of Nagasaki after the atomic bombing. 
The yellow images at the top are of Fat Man, the bomb that was dropped on the city on August 9th. 
The bird is the fallen bird of peace. 
The blue gate symbolizes peace. We cannot go in or out of the gate till we have looked at the horrors of the past, and acknowledged our mistakes.

Art Matters: download your copy now from Pustakalaya!

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Download your copy of Art Matters from Open Learning Exchange's Pustakalaya.


Art Matters was published in 2008, with support from the:
यसैमा फेरी खोज्नेAlliance française de Katmandou  The book is a compilation of reviews I did for the Nation Weekly Magazine as well as ECS Magazine between 2004-2008. 


My short story "Tom's Diner" in Cerise Press

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To read my short story "Tom's Diner," go to Cerise Press and click on the link on the right.


New Asian Writing: "I Woke Up Last Night and I cried"

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I found the link to my short story "I woke up last night and I cried" on the New Asian Writing website. It was published in 2010.




SHORT STORIESSOUTH ASIA ‘I Woke Up Last Night and I Cried’ by Sushma Joshi (Nepal)07/09/2010
Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology I woke up last night and I cried. This is all too much, I thought. I can’t handle it. My husband’s been gone for six years and he shows no sign of returning. He doesn’t send any money either. Wait till I return, he keeps saying. I’ll return next month, he says. He’s been saying this for a while now. He’s in Saudi Arabia. Jeddah, you ask? Never heard of Jeddah. Bantum? Somewhere. I don’t really know where.

His mother comes straight to my dera when she comes to Kathmandu. I’m the eldest buhari, after all. She stays with me for a few days then goes to her daughter’s house. She broke her leg the other week. We brought her down and took her to the hospital. So much expense, so much money.…