An illustration of a pair of scissors with brightly-coloured handles descending into a flurry of black locks, with the text ‘GOD LOVES HAIR. Stories by Vivek Shraya. Artwork by Juliana Neufeld.’

God Loves Hair is Vivek Shraya’s first book, a collection of 21 short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child who navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging.

Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, the stories are accompanied by the award-winning illustrations of Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld.

Now available: a 10th-anniversary edition featuring a new foreword and preface, a new story, and new illustrations.

Read the afterword

“Slow Bridges”