What does it mean to be an English-language fiction writer in a country that is perpetually on the brink of disaster?
this first-ever collection of interviews with Pakistani novelists
writing in English, Mushtaq Bilal explores how fictions are informed by
the authors cultural identities. Is it possible, for instance, to write
about Pakistan without self-censoring? How do writers contest and
challenge Western stereotypes of the country? Do they even consciously
do that? And what about challenging Pakistani stereotypes of the West?
fresh insights into some of the most important and politically engaged
contemporary fiction to come out of the subcontinent, Writing Pakistan
is essential reading for anyone interested in the art of storytelling,
in books and in Pakistan itself because to understand a nation, one
needs to talk to those who are writing it.
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