In this brand-new edition of Farrukh Dhondy's short stories, we have a collection of all his best short stories, all under one roof! Dhondy commands the page with his realistic dialogues and sound plots. There's no mincing of words and even in work as varied as this, he has your attention from the very first story. East End at Your Feet, Dhondy's debut, is about Indian students in the United States. It is a voice that speaks directly to today's youth. His novella The Siege of Babylon is, like several of Dhondy's stories, very moving and is the story of a white girl who is fascinated with young, black boys and who allows this to determine her behaviour. Trip Trap is an interesting collection, where most of the stories are set in the classroom, thereby drawing in both children and adults. In Come to Mecca, Dhondy once again draws from his experience of immigrant communities for his bittersweet stories of young first- and second-generation Britons, exploring their conflicted sense of racial identity. Janaky and the Giant is a delightful book of children's stories. Set against various cultural backgrounds, the protagonists are often children or animals. Like a fable, the book extols the virtues of kindness and intelligence.