21 Revolutions Podcast: Leela Soma: Boxed In

In the sixth of our new Glasgow Women’s Library podcasts, Leela Soma reads her new story, Boxed In, and talks about the inspiration behind the work.

21 Revolutions Podcast #6: Leela Soma

21 Revolutions Podcast #6: Leela Soma

21 Revolutions: Two Decades of Changing Minds at GWL

To mark the Library’s 21st anniversary, and with the support of funding from Creative Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland, GWL commissioned 21 women writers and 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections. These new pieces of writing have drawn upon campaign badges, knitting patterns, Suffragette memorabilia, album covers, recipe books, feminist newsletters and other gems found within GWL’s thousands of archive boxes or amongst the hundreds of Library shelves.

Find out more about the 21 Revolutions here.




  • Posted 23rd February, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink
    Gerda Casier

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. Leela’s a great story teller, and read this story so well, that it became alive. That’s the great gift of literature: that it can get us to be become involved so much more than just reading facts and figures. A lovely story, realistic but optimistic as well, a tribute to all those who work every day to better the lives of those less fortunate.

  • Posted 26th February, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Gerda for taking the time to listen to the podcast of ‘Boxed In’ and to write such a positive comment. It is most appreciated.

  • Posted 1st March, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Permalink
    Wendy Khatib

    Leela captures perfectly the language & viewpoint of a child in this heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting story. Told simply it has great depth & poignancy – I was utterly captivated.

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