• Friday, August 01, 2014

Literature

Kamila Shamsie

Published Date: July 26, 2014
Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie wrote her first book, In the City by the Sea in 1998, while still at university. Five other novels followed: Salt and Saffron (2000), Kartography (2002), Broken Verses (2005) Burnt Shadows (2009) and A God in Every Stone (2014). Her first and third novels were both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize. In the City by the Sea also received the Prime Minister's Award for Literature in Pakistan in 1999. Salt and Saffron won her a place on the “Orange list of 21 writers of...

Published Date: July 26, 2014
Q&A with Farah Ghuznavi: The Writer's Wilderness Survival Kit

Qtn: I love to write poetry but my friends think I should challenge myself and write prose now. How do I make the transition to short stories? At the outset, I think you really need to ask yourself if you want to write short stories. As a writer, what you write can't (or least, in my opinion, shouldn't) be dictated by what others think - regardless of whether they are your friends, your peers or even, someday, your publishers! Your...

Published Date: July 26, 2014
Gaza

Gaza

Soaked in blood, children,    their heads blown out even before they are formed. Gauze, gauze, more gauze —    interminable lengths not long enough to soak all the blood in Gaza.    A river of blood flowing, flooding the desert sands with incarnadine hate.    An endless lava stream, a wellspring red river on an otherwise    parched-orphaned land, bombed every five minutes to strip Gaza of whatever    is left of the Gaza strip. With sullied hands of innocent children,   we strip ourselves of all dignity and grace. Look at the bodies    of the little ones killed — their scarred faces smile, their vacant eyes stare     with no malice at the futility of all the blood that is spilt.    And even as we refuse to learn from the wasted deaths of these children,   ...

Published Date: July 26, 2014
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