Cactus Town and Other Stories

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 230 pages
Aamer Hussein's fiction is informed by a rich tradition of Urdu poetry and an intimate knowledge of western writing, This volume collects sixteen of his stories, each elegiac in quality, and includes an introduction and afterword.

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Born in Karachi, Hussein moved to London in 1970. He reviews for The Independent and the TLS. He is the author of Turquoise, This Other Salt, and editor of Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women. He has held visiting posts at the University of Southampton and the University of London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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