Manju Sharma, Citizens of Elsewhere, 2019, written work, 15,300 words.
Sharma uses her sense of “otherness,” an imposed identity, to investigate the relationships of Citizenship and Home. Drawing unexpected relationships between people, objects and events she investigates how her foreign identity is negotiated as a female of colour. She uses two major events in history WWII and Brexit and combines them with the personal to describe the current geo-ethnic environment in the UK. This stems from her general inquiry into the concept of a nation.