Truth or Dare and Other Stories

Nadia Kabir Barb

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781804470589


Publication date: 26 July 2023

Rights: World



‘Right now, someone else’s life was in his hands. He couldn’t say whether it was a few seconds or minutes that they both stood staring at each other, but he had never been so scared in his life.’

In Truth or Dare we follow, spell-bound, as chance encounters bring violent pasts roaring into the present; we wait on tenterhooks as a woman sits by her husband’s hospital bed as both their lives hang in the balance; we watch anxiously as a homeless man begs a woman with her life and career stretching ahead of her not to jump to her death.

By turns comedic, heart-wrenching and moving, these stories paint powerful pictures of pain, love and empathy, and celebrate the power we have over one another. From the rain-soaked waterways of London to the bustling streets of Dhaka, Truth or Dare is a stunning collection that spans two continents and sees the best and worst in both.

Nadia Kabir Barb

Nadia Kabir Barb is a British Bangladeshi writer and journalist. Her work has been published in international literary journals and anthologies including WasafiriThe Missing SlateOpen Road ReviewEclectic MixGolden Bangladesh at 50Bengal Lights and Six Seasons Review. She was longlisted for the 2021 Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award for Walk in My Shadow. She has an MSc from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has worked in the health and development sector in both the UK and Bangladesh. Truth or Dare is her debut collection of short stories. Nadia lives in London.