Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani Literature In English

Muneeza Shamsie

‘Hybrid Tapestries’ offers a comprehensive exploration of Pakistani English literature, charting its roots from pre-colonial and colonial times to the vibrant contemporary scene. Through detailed chapters on thirteen pioneering writers, including post-Partition authors like Shahid Suhrawardy and Ahmed Ali, to modern voices like Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid, this book delves into poetry, fiction, drama, and memoirs. It bridges the gap between writers in Pakistan and the diaspora, providing critical insights into the evolution of a national literature in English amidst diverse sociopolitical landscapes.

Author Description

Writer and critic, Muneeza Shamsie (née 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 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.

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ISBN 9789697346400
Rights World
Year of Publication September 2024
Binding Paperback
Pages 648

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