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Rumki Chowdhury

Secrets in the Wind


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

Asha, a teenager from America, travels to Bangladesh with her parents to learn more about her Bengali culture. She is excited to meet her cousin, Kushi, and hopes to form a close bond with her. However, Asha soon senses that Kushi is hiding a dark secret. After some investigation, Asha discovers that Kushi is being stalked and harassed by an older man. Kushi is terrified and doesn't know what to do. Asha vows to help her cousin, but she soon realizes that this is a dangerous situation. Child marriage and stalking are all too common in Bangladesh, and Asha and Kushi could be putting themselves in danger by trying to fight back. Will Asha and Kushi be able to escape the wrath of this monster? Or will they become another statistic in the fight against child marriage and stalking in Bangladesh?
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Publication Year:

Djarabi Kitabs Publishing



Category Awarded:


Multicultural Fiction

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