This is a new eBook from Dipika Kohli.
IN 2019, a lot of things moved, and shifted. After six years in mostly Cambodia, it was time to get moving. On the road, being the theme. So, DK went from Phnom Penh to Saigon, then up to Tokyo, over to Bangkok, finding her way after that through Riga and several smaller cities in Poland and Slovakia before circling back to Southeast Asia: Kuala Lumpur, at the time of this writing. In a few weeks, Kohli will be going 'home,' and the internal dialogues that have led towards what that means, conceptually as well as practically, are documented in this short new collection. Originally published as a serial, 'Kismuth & the Way,' which was commissioned by NC USA's Saathee Magazine, Home also contains never-before-published side stories, and illustrations like the line art featured on the cover.
Reviews of Kohli's past works
But of course, everyone knows that not all fairytales have happy endings. And while it might be possible to create one’s own destiny, the lesson we can learn from this book is that it is folly to try to create someone else’s.’ —Editor Kate Allison, DisplacedNation.com, in a review of The Elopement
Kohli has a witty, abbreviated sensibility perfectly in tune with her medium of choice. With it she silhouettes the world, at least the world as seen from one’s own front door, both facing in and facing out. Rooftops, papers on a desk, the corner of an apartment, an array of objects, a spoken phrase, a bunch of flowers—all find bold and punchy expression through Kohli’s simple black marker line drawings. What takes these catchy pictures further than mere amiableness are the kinds of subtle twists most apparent in Kohli’s zines, where she displays a wry sense of her own field and life. —Art critic Lori Waxman, in a live writing & critiquing session as part of her project Critic63wpm.com
Life, to me, is also all about connections among all of us, but also connections we make in our mind among events and happenstance, and the things we learn from their resonance. I’ve never had an experience anything like what you had when you lost Jaya, but I could feel it, and how it shaped the way you connect with the world, and how you connect it all in your consciousness. I really, really like your epilogue. Thanks…’ —Editor Eric Frederick in a comment on Kanishka