Granta 112: Pakistan

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John Freeman
Granta Books, May 5, 2011 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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Filled with almost 200 million people speaking nearly sixty languages, brought into nationhood under the auspices of a single religion, but wracked with deep separatist fissures and the destabilizing forces of ongoing conflicts in Iran, Afghanistan and Kashmir, Pakistan is one of the most dynamic places in the world today. From the writers who are living outside the country – Kamila Shamsie and Nadeem Aslam – to those going back – Mohsin Hamid and Mohammed Hanif – to those who are living there and writing in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Baluchi and English, there is a startling opportunity to draw together an exciting collection of voices at the forefront of a literary renaissance. Other contributors include Fatima Bhutto and Basharat Peer. Granta 112: Pakistan will seize this moment, bringing to life the landscape and culture of the country in fiction, reportage, memoir, travelogue and poetry. Like the magazine’s issues on India and Australia, its release will be a watershed moment critically and a chance to celebrate the corona of talent which has burst onto the English language publishing world in recent years.
 

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Contents

LEILA IN THE WILDERNESS
POEM YASMEEN HAMEED
PORTRAIT OF JINNAH
KASHMIRS FOREVER WAR
POEM DANIYAL MUEENUDDIN
ICE MATING
THE HOUSE BY THE GALLOWS
BUTT AND BHATTI
A BEHEADING
POP IDOLS
RESTLESS
MANGHO PIR
WHITE GIRLS
THE TRIALS OF FAISAL SHAHZAD
THE SINS OF THE MOTHER
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HIGH NOON
CAPTIONS
ARITHMETIC ON THE FRONTIER
POEM HASINA GUL
CONTRIBUTORS
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John Freeman's criticism has appeared in the Guardian, The New York Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. His first book, The Tyranny of E-Mail, was published in 2009.

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