Sunjeev Sahota was born in 1981 in Derbyshire and continues to live in the area. Ours are the Streets is his first novel.
When Imtiaz Raina leaves England for the first time, to bury his father on his family’s land near Lahore, he exchanges his uncertain life in Sheffield for a road that leads to the mountains of Kashmir and Afghanistan.
Once back in Yorkshire, he writes through the night to his young wife Becka and baby daughter Noor, and tries to explain, in a story full of affection and yearning, what has happened to him – and why he has a devastating new sense of home.
Sunjeev Sahota filmed some clips from a recent trip to India that reminded him of his novel, Ours Are The Streets.
In this video, Sunjeev tells us where they were taken and the excerpts he was thinking about as he filmed.
Listen to Sunjeev Sahota reading from Ours Are The Streets in the Pan Macmillan podcast.