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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: The Doyen

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: The Doyen

Veteran Urdu critic, writer, poet and theorist looks back on his life and times, and literature in a two-part interview

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Kashmir: An Unending Story of Tragedy and Trauma

Kashmir: An Unending Story of Tragedy and Trauma

Article 370 strips Jammu & Kashmir of its special status, but the story of tragedy and trauma in the world’s most militarised zone continues unabated

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Uzma Aslam  Khan: What The Body Remembers

Uzma Aslam Khan: What The Body Remembers

An interview the Pakistani writer who is out with her fifth novel, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali

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Asian Dub Foundation: Super Sonic

Asian Dub Foundation: Super Sonic

Steve Chandra Savale, lead guitarist and co-founder of the British electronica band Asian Dub Foundation, talks about the band's 1998 album, Rafi’s Revenge, a pot-pourri of jungle beats, breakbeat and bhangra, 21 years after it was released

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Quentin Tarantino: Show and Tell

Quentin Tarantino: Show and Tell

From Reservoir Dogs to Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Tarantino blazes a trail with his celebration of cinema, his subversion of history, and his compulsion for homage and pastiche

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Made to Order

Made to Order

A free-verse poem by the editor of micro indie publisher Saqi Books, London, who is also involved with various literary and literacy charities, including The Feminist Library and The Doorstep Library

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Oh My God, Oh My God, I’m Your Biggest Fan

Oh My God, Oh My God, I’m Your Biggest Fan

A short story by a graduate from the University of East Anglia MA Creative Writing programme, and the editor of Neon Literary Magazine

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Sunanda, the Security Guard

Sunanda, the Security Guard

A short story by the Goa-based columnist and the author of three short stories collections

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Leila Aboulela: Elsewhere, Love

Leila Aboulela: Elsewhere, Love

In her fifth novel Bird Summons, Aberdeen-based writer Leila Aboulela, one of the most significant writers from Africa, charts the journeys of three women in Scotland, and their lives that stretch out to loyalties in different continents

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Freedom and Other Poems

Freedom and Other Poems

Four poems by the author of 21 books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. Dawes recently won the prestigious 2019 Windham/Campbell Award for Poetry

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The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling

A conversation with Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

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Rebecca Makkai: Art for Heart’s Sake

Rebecca Makkai: Art for Heart’s Sake

Rebecca Makkai, finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, says writing her third novel, The Great Believers, was an instant act of catharsis, a way to channel grief and frustration into art

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