Baby, you hold on, and I will hold on.
Mona Dash’s first child is born with SCID. And so begins her ten year roller-coaster journey which takes her from India to London. Mona Dash writes her story of genetics roulette without self-pity, with astounding courage and even humour.
Mona Dash is the author of Untamed Heart, Dawn- Drops, A Certain Way, and A Roll of the Dice: a story of loss, love and genetics. She has been listed in the Bath, Bristol, Fish, Leicester Writes, Asian Writer and the SI Leeds literary awards’18. She lives in London.
“A profoundly moving and uplifting book about the triumphant survival of life against all odds. It’ll go straight into your heart. Read it and be changed.”
– Neel Mukherjee
“A writer of rare bravery, putting forward a manifesto against the tropes and delighting in subverting expectations.”
– Roopa Farooki
“A deeply affecting book, touching and beautifully rendered. A powerful read from an exciting new voice.”
– Irenosen Okojie
“Powerful, moving, beautifully observed and wonderfully sensitive. It mines the depths and heights of human love. Mona Dash is a powerful, important and fearlessly honest new voice – capable of looking the deepest suffering and the greatest joy full in the face.”
“A beautiful depiction of heartbreak and resilience. This memoir will open your eyes whilst filling them with tears.”
– Mahsuda Snaith
‘A Roll of the Dice is a book that resonates with sadness and joy.’
– Ghada Ibrahim, Jaggery Lit