In Bengali, adda describes an informal but lengthy conversation; in Hindi, the word traces its origin to that for a ‘perching spot’ for birds; in the Punjab, an adda is a pit-stop on long highways where travellers rest and exchange news. Put simply: adda is a meeting place.
At adda we publish non-fiction and fiction – whether it takes the form of narrative essays, photo-essays, memoir, short stories, graphic novels or poetry. We prioritise writing from authors who might not have the chance to publish elsewhere; and we welcome the opportunity to work closely with our contributors in the editing process.
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