When you went to the waters
By Naima Rashid
Naima Rashid is an author, poet and literary translator between Urdu, English, French and Punjabi. Her work was longlisted for the National Poetry Competition and Best Small Fictions. Her published and forthcoming books include Sum of Worlds (Yoda Press, 2023-2024), Naulakhi Kothi (Penguin Random House India 2023), Chicanes (Les Fugitives, 2023), Defiance of the Rose (Oxford University Press, 2019), and her own fiction. Her writings have been widely published in Asymptote, The Scores, Wild Court, Poetry Birmingham, RIC Journal and Litro, among others. She is a collaborator with the UK-based translation collective, Shadow Heroes, which teaches young people to embrace all aspects of their linguistic and cultural heritage.