Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity (Hardcover)

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The dinner table, among friends, is where the best conversations take place - talk about the world, religion, politics, culture and cooking. In the same way, Be My Guest is a conversation about all those things, mediated through the medium of shared food.

We live in a world where some have too much and others not enough, where immigrants and refugees are both welcomed and vilified, and where most of us spend less and less time cooking and eating together. Priya Basil invites us to explore the meaning and limits of hospitality today, and in doing so makes a passionate plea for a kinder, more welcoming realisation that we have more in common than divides us.

About the Author


Priya Basil was born in London to a family with Indian roots and grew up in Kenya. She is an author and essay-writer whose work has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is the co-founder of Authors for Peace, a political platform for writers and artists. She lives in Berlin. priyabasil.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786898494
ISBN-10: 1786898497
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English