The Fisherman and the Cat

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Monday 22nd October – Book launch – The Fisherman and the Cat: A Tail to Help Fight Poverty!


Author: Keya Ashraf, Translator: Bhadra Patel, Illustrations by: Shirley Puiyan Cheung


Bilingual storybook & CD from Chadpur Press helps tackle poverty with ActionAid. Price £17.99, Hardback


Book launch:


ActionAid and Chadpur Press are holding the official book launch event for ‘The Fisherman and the Cat’ at Stanford’s, Covent Garden. Members of the public are welcome to come and meet the author and translator. For every copy of the book sold during the event, Stanford’s have kindly offered to donate all proceeds to ActionAid.


Come and meet the writer, translator and illustrator!


Date: Monday 22 October 2007


Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm


Address: Stanford’s, 12- 14 Long Acre Road, Covent Garden London, WC2E 9LP


“The Fisherman and the Cat” is an enchanting tale for all ages which aims to unite communities and raise global issues by highlighting the need for communities to work together. It tells the story of a small village in India where traditional fishing has been supplanted by the arrival of corporate fishing trawlers.


Author and Director of Chadpur Press, Keya Ashraf has written the story to encourage the learning of Indian languages in Britain, as well as to spread the message that poverty is the result of unfair trade systems.


The audio CD features Bhadra Patel, an award-winning librarian of 25 years who has made significant contributions in the field of library services to minority communities. Music is by Jonathan Mayer, son of the renowned Indo-Jazz musician, John Mayer.


Chadpur Press will donate 5% of the sale price of the book (£17.99) to ActionAid. The publishing house will also publish the story in Punjabi and Bengali later on this year.


“The Fisherman and the Cat” (ISBN 978-0-9556312-0-7) is available to buy online from via a booking form or by telephone ordering calling 0207 100 1692. It can also be purchased from Stanford’s, Amazon or the Arthur Probsthain bookshop.


Please contact:


Keya Ashraf on 0207 100 1692 or 07745050 200 / [email protected]


For more information about the “Taking the Fish” Campaign


Please contact:

Beatrice Cooke on 020 7561 7646 or [email protected]

About Chadpur Press

Author and Director of Chadpur Press, Keya Ashraf founded Chadpur Press in 2003 with the aim to create and publish bilingual books, to make great Asian literature accessible to an English speaking population. By using storytelling, Chadpur Press aims to encourage bilingualism in British Asian communities and encourage the English community to learn Indian languages to bridge the gap between communities. The aim of the Fisherman Series is to raise awareness of global economic and environmental issues.

About ActionAid

ActionAid works in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to fight global poverty and tackle the injustice and inequity that cause it.

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