Nadya Chishty-Mujahid

FICTION: LADY OF THE FLIES

FICTION: LADY OF THE FLIES

Despite some flaws, a debut novel charmingly depicts village life and growing up within it as a free spirit

Published Mar 08, 2020 08:32am
FICTION: CELEBRATING SISTERHOOD

FICTION: CELEBRATING SISTERHOOD

Had it not won the Booker Prize, Bernardine Evaristo’s novel would still have entered the literary canon based on its

Published Jan 12, 2020 07:03am
FICTION: THE CHARISMATIC THUG

FICTION: THE CHARISMATIC THUG

Sheheryar Sheikh’s sophomore novel is a thinly disguised fictional biopic that underscores the ugly side of power

Published Nov 03, 2019 07:02am
IN MEMORIAM: THE SONG OF THE BELOVED

IN MEMORIAM: THE SONG OF THE BELOVED

Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winner Toni Morrison, who died August 5, allowed her imagination to boldly go where no

Published Aug 18, 2019 07:16am
FICTION: GOTHIC SHADOWLANDS

FICTION: GOTHIC SHADOWLANDS

The latest literary endeavour from a Pakistani author is a satisfying novella, two short stories and a narrative poem

Published Jul 21, 2019 05:53am
FICTION: THE INDOMITABLE LAALE

FICTION: THE INDOMITABLE LAALE

A new novel about Bahadur Shah Zafar’s court and one of his concubines goes further than most popular historical fiction

Published Jun 02, 2019 07:16am
FICTION: THE BLACK WATERS OF HISTORY

FICTION: THE BLACK WATERS OF HISTORY

Uzma Aslam Khan’s latest novel can be a difficult read at times, but she deserves credit for her vast research and for

Published May 12, 2019 07:02am
FICTION: THE NEXT BIG KARACHI NOVEL?

FICTION: THE NEXT BIG KARACHI NOVEL?

With a protagonist impossible not to like and enjoyably ranging across aspects of Karachi’s art, culture, landscape and

Updated Mar 18, 2019 09:05am
FICTION: DISSOLVING IDENTITIES

FICTION: DISSOLVING IDENTITIES

Reissued after 40 years, a memoir-like novel still seems fresh and emotive, but its brevity cannot do justice to its

Published Jan 13, 2019 07:23am
FICTION: TWIST IN THE TALE

FICTION: TWIST IN THE TALE

In his entertaining latest collection of short stories, Sir Jeffrey Archer demonstrates he is not simply a gifted writer

Published Oct 28, 2018 07:09am
FICTION: ESCAPE AND NOSTALGIA

FICTION: ESCAPE AND NOSTALGIA

A collection of Pakistani short stories in English is marked by its pitch-perfect writing and the empathy it brings

Published Aug 05, 2018 07:28am
FICTION: SPECTRUM OF TALES

FICTION: SPECTRUM OF TALES

A new collection of short stories prioritises quality over quantity and the result is nothing short of heartwarming

Published Jun 15, 2018 07:05am
FICTION: PLOTS, PALACES AND PROSE

FICTION: PLOTS, PALACES AND PROSE

A slim new novel comes across on occasion as almost Dickensian in its sweeping portrayal of social panorama

Published Apr 29, 2018 07:16am
FICTION: FARAH AND HER SISTERS

FICTION: FARAH AND HER SISTERS

British baking star Nadiya Hussain debuts with an original novel that is more substantial than the average beach read

Published Apr 01, 2018 06:49am
FICTION: OF HUMAN BONDAGE

FICTION: OF HUMAN BONDAGE

The last novel written by the grande dame of Urdu literature can now be savoured by an English-reading audience

Published Dec 31, 2017 07:05am