Although I had no friends, my cousins were, and still remain, my close friends. Most of my best childhood memories include them. Mother has a brother and a sister. We are six cousins from my mother's side. Her brother Tutu (whom I called Tutu mama; mama is a term used for mother's brother) married Junie (Juniema), who was mother's best friend from the age of four. Mother and Juniema were inseparable. Juniema and Tutu mama had two daughters, Shonali (whom we called Nani or Chonks) and Atiya (we called her Tipla or Tips). Her sister Mita, whom I called mashi, married Samiran (I called him mesho). I grew up with them in Cambridge and they had ...
A Family with no Bounds?
A family with no bounds?