Taslim Burkowicz grew up in a Gujarati family who shared their love for aromatic South Asian cooking and storytelling. Her travels to India, Africa and islands in Asia developed her passion for creative writing. Taslim taught in elementary schools in Japan for four years and has a bachelor’s degree in political science and education from Simon Fraser University. Chocolate Cherry Chai is her first novel. She resides with her husband and three boys in Surrey, B.C., where she focuses on writing and running.
“This book is a moving contribution to the growing body of fictional writings about migrants and racialized women across transnational borders. An authentic description of events and stories that is profoundly touching.”