Rivers of Ink

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Rivers of Ink
Selected Essays

Claire Chambers


In this series of illuminating essays, Claire Chambers explores global literature, with a special focus on texts from Pakistan and its diaspora. Highlighting its quality and urgency, and authors’ bold treatment of hot topics like Islamophobia, racism, and the culture industry, Chambers formulates a strong case for drawing this writing into the mainstream English canon. Chambers’ voice is incisive and compelling as she analyses emerging as well as established writers working in various genres. This makes Rivers of Ink a necessary, clear summons for expansion to the field of contemporary global literature.


Author Description

Dr Claire Chambers is a well-known writer and literary critic. Her research focuses on modern literature from South Asia, the Arab world, and their diasporas. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York, UK. Her publications include Britain Through Muslim Eyes: Literary Representations, 1780−1989 (2015) and British Muslim Fictions: Interviews with Contemporary Writers (2011). She is editor (with Dr Rachael Gilmour) of the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and writes a regular literary column for the Dawn newspaper.

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ISBN 9780199406623
Weight in kg No
Rights World
Year of Publication December 2017
Binding Hardback
Pages 412 pages
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