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Aamer Hussein

COLUMN: DISCOVERING KHALIDA HUSAIN

COLUMN: DISCOVERING KHALIDA HUSAIN

Late summer, 1991. On a break between teaching classes at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), I found... Published Oct 29, 2017 06:06am
COLUMN: MOONLIT SAGA

COLUMN: MOONLIT SAGA

In August 2007, when smartphones and social media ‘connections’ weren’t ubiquitous, I returned to London from... Published Aug 27, 2017 07:00am
COLUMN: STORIES WITHIN STORIES

COLUMN: STORIES WITHIN STORIES

Last month the critic Boyd Tonkin, whom I have often worked with for about 25 years, wrote to ask me if I’d like ... Published Jul 02, 2017 06:58am
COLUMN: THE ROMANCES OF MAMU MIAN

COLUMN: THE ROMANCES OF MAMU MIAN

In ‘Muhabbat ka Bulava’ a young man falls in love with his friend’s sister and when his loved one’s very rich father Updated May 14, 2017 10:18am
COLUMN: Memories of Mai

COLUMN: Memories of Mai

In February 2007, Mai Ghoussoub — my publisher at Saqi Books and a very dear friend — rang me up in the morning... Updated Mar 19, 2017 08:35am
A hundred years of Han Suyin

A hundred years of Han Suyin

The ‘little voice’ from China, whose linguistic experiments aimed to dismiss the postcolonial legacy bequeathed upon Published Jan 15, 2017 08:22am
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

The true authorship of an Azerbaijani masterpiece comes up for debate, and the question of primary and secondary Published Dec 04, 2016 07:35am
Pathways of light

Pathways of light

Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch’s translations of works of Rumi and Allama Muhammad Iqbal include the first complete Published Aug 07, 2016 06:43am
Linguistic migrations

Linguistic migrations

On writers who manage to escape exoticism and stereotypes while working in an idiom entirely alien to the setting, Published Jun 12, 2016 07:38am
Forgotten stories

Forgotten stories

The past, with its secrets, myths and legends, was woven into Mrs Abdul Qadir’s tales of horror and mystery Updated Mar 13, 2016 07:05am
COLUMN: The realist

COLUMN: The realist

On the brilliant Bangladeshi writer Rizia Rahman Published Sep 25, 2015 02:10am
Rereading Abdullah Hussein

Rereading Abdullah Hussein

On what makes the author such a master storyteller and a literary icon Published Jul 26, 2015 07:15am
COLUMN: Little jugs and Urdu tales

COLUMN: Little jugs and Urdu tales

The bewitching world of Urdu literature for children, often missed out on by those for whom it is written Published May 31, 2015 06:46am
COLUMN: Making hay in Dhaka

COLUMN: Making hay in Dhaka

AS December days become shorter and darker, I find it hard to believe that just four weeks ago at this time I was on... Published Dec 21, 2014 06:46am
COLUMN: How does your mind grow?

COLUMN: How does your mind grow?

THIS morning, when my mobile phone kept flashing and pinging, I found that I was being sent updates from one of ... Published Sep 15, 2014 01:58pm
COLUMN: Parisian bridges

COLUMN: Parisian bridges

Early one morning, just over a fortnight ago, I took a train to Paris. It was 33 years since I’d last been there,... Published Jul 06, 2014 07:12am