Human and social sciences
Large-scale migration and transnational mobility have rendered national borders porous, while the Internet has internationalised communication in a way that practically erases territorial boundaries. Questions about ‘being’ and ‘belonging’ acquire an urgency that demands articulation: how does a writer relate to her context, whether at ‘home’ or ‘away’, and locate herself and her writing in it? For the purposes of this anthology, Sabyn Javeri believes that, “A Pakistani writer is one who feels a connection to the land either by origin or by sensibility.” A fascinating collection of reflections, reminiscences, musings from fifteen of the most creative non-fiction writers from Pakistan.
Sabyn Javeri is Senior Lecturer of Writing, Literature & Creative Writing at New York University, Abu Dhabi. She is the author of Hijabistan and Nobody Killed Her.