The Quake *

The Quake *

Sushma Joshi
The Quake
Watercolor on paper
24 x 30cm

Sushma Joshi is a Nepali writer and filmmaker based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her fiction and non-fiction works discuss Nepal’s civil conflict, as well as stories of globalization, migration and diaspora.

Her non-fiction works have appeared in The Kathmandu Post, The Nation Weekly, Republica, Himal Southasian, The Indian Express (US edition), Utne Reader, Ms., Z Net, The Irrawaddy, Bertelsmann Future Challenges, and other publications.

In The Quake, Susham captures the horror of having been buried in Mangal Hiti, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu in the 2015 earthquake. Combining watercolor paintings with a narrative written in first person, she brings the reader through her personal story of fear, hope, and triumph as she was forced to find a way to cope with the deeply personal aftereffects of the earthquake on her everyday life.

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*while Sushma Joshi is an established writer and filmmaker with countless works, publications, and awards, she is an emerging visual artist. Previous international exhibitions include Gallery 9 in Kathmandu and the Eighth International Symposium on Electronic Art in Chicago.


Brown University, Rhode Island, MA

The New School for Social Research, New York, NY