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Granta 112: Pakistan (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing)

Price : $27.00
ISBN # : 9781905881215
Author : John Freeman
pages: 256
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Granta
Published : 2010

Thirty years on, Granta remains the world s most prestigious English-language magazine of new writing.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. Author Bio: 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 by Scribner.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 27 October, 2010.
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