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Hybrid Tapestries The Development of Pakistani Literature in English,9780199403530

Hybrid Tapestries The Development of Pakistani Literature in English

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 7/25/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Muneeza Shamsie, Writer and critic

Writer and critic, Muneeza Shamsie (nee Habibullah), is a leading authority on Pakistani English literature. She is the managing editor of a work-in-progress, The Oxford Companion to Pakistani Literature. She has edited three pioneering anthologies of Pakistani English literature, including And the World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women, for which she received the Foreword Bronze Award (2008) and the IPPY Gold Award (2009) in the United States. Muneeza is Pakistan's Bibliographic Representative for The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and serves on several international advisory boards, including that of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing. She has been a guest editor for two of its special issues: Pakistan (2011) and Al-Andalus (2016).

She has been a guest editor for two of its special issues: Pakistan (2011) and Al-Andalus (2016). She is also a member of the advisory committee of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was its jury member in 2013. She served as the Regional Chair (Eurasia) of the Commonwealth Writers Prize from 2009-11. Muneeza lives in Karachi and contributes regularly to Dawn and Newsline.

Table of Contents

Note on Contributor
Introduction: Hybrid Influences
Part I Pioneering Writers
1.1: Atiya Fyzee Rahamin (1877-1967)
1.2: Samuel Fyzee Rahamin (1880-1964)
1.3: Shahid Suhrawardy (1890-1965)
1.4: Ahmed Ali (1910-1994)
1.5: Mumtaz Shahnawaz (1912-1948)
1.6: Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah (1915-2000)
1.7: Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah (1921-2000)
1.8: Zulfikar Ghose
1.9: Taufiq Rafat (1927-1998)
1.10: Tariq Ali
1.11: Bapsi Sidhwa
1.12: Hanif Kureishi
1.13: Sara Suleri
Part II Developing Genres
2.1: Between Isolation and Internationalism
Debut Writers: 1973-1997
2.2: In the Diaspora and New Voices in Pakistan
Debut Writers: 1983-2011
The Novel
2.3: Early Struggles
Debut Writers: 1934-1987
2.4: Migration, Minorities, and Global Politics
Debut Writers: 1983-2010
2.5: A New Generation Writes Geopolitics and Globalism
Debut Writers: 1998-2001
2.6: A Celebration of Talent
Debut Writers: 2000-2011
The Short Story
2.7: Early Years: A Long Struggle
Debut Writers: 1966-1992
2.8: The Nuances of Language
Debut Writers: 1993-2011
2.9: Creating a Tradition
Debut Writers: 1962-2011
Literary Non-fiction
2.10: Letters, Columns, and Memoirs
Debut Writers: 1955-2011
Conclusion: How the Literary Canon Grew: 1947-2011
New Work in the New Decade: 2011-2014

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