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. It is also at the forefront of a literary renaissance.
From the writers who are living outside of the country Daniyal Muenuddin, 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, like Declan Walsh, this is a startling opportunity to bring an exciting array of voices into one volume.
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, it 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.
About the Author
John Freeman’s criticism has appeared in more than 200 newspapers around the world, including the Guardian, the Independent, The Times and the Wall Street Journal. 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 in the US and Text in Australia.
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