Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

Cultural Commingling in Pakistani English Literature – a talk by Muneeza Shamsie

Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm start
Venue: High Commission for Pakistan, 36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 8JN.
Admission: This event is open to Members of The Pakistan Society and their guests.
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Muneeza Shamsie will speak about the cultural commingling which has created Pakistani English Literature and which is actually one of the central themes of her book entitled Hybrid Tapestries.  In her presentation she will speak about English language authors of Pakistani origin, past and present, which will also give a further context to the sudden flowering of Pakistani English Literature we have seen in recent years.

Within Muneeza’s portfolio list of current works she has compiled and edited three anthologies including the award winning And The World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women; and ultimately her literary history, Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani Literature in English marks her out as the leading authority on Pakistani English literature today.

Muneeza is also a valued literary contributor.  She is also the Bibliographic Representative (Pakistan) of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, serving on several International Advisory Committees including those of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing and The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; from 2009-2011 she was the Regional Chair (Eurasia) of the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Muneeza Shamsie lives in Karachi and contributes regularly to the Pakistani press.

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