And the world changed by Muneeza Shamsie

8795F66D-A2C0-41CC-9E1A-8BEF594CACDDBook set in Pakistan. Reviewed on 2020/06: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBhSWtAAHFt/

I thoroughly enjoyed this #anthology . #andtheworldchanged edited by #muneezashamsie is ambitious, embracing and timeless. I’m including pictures here of two writers I particularly enjoyed and looking forward to reading them again later on this year: #bapsisidhwa and #fahmidariaz . This collection of #shortstories has the distinct pleasure of being the very first #literaryanthology of #pakistaniliterature written by #pakistaniwomenwriters all in English. It reminded me of other efforts of writers to use a language which was imposed to colonize and now they have made it their own. It shows the ever changing and embracing nature of language. No matter the #partition. No matter the harsh realities of #immigration in the UK or the US. No matter the at times oppressing weight of traditions. Writing in English has allowed these #pakistaniwomen to see themselves, tell their #stories , find each other and their audiences and hoping to connect with others throughout generations and also today. #recommended #feministpress#pakistani #RukhsanaAhmad#FeryalAliGauhar #sarasulerigoodyear

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