Nov 28, 2020
The Mongrel Book of Voices (Volume 1: Breakups)
Posted by Shandana Minhas Imran Yusuf Moeen Faruqi Aziza Ahmad Amna Chaudhry Shazaf Haider Bina Shah Soniah Kamal

A care package for the thinking ex lover, this anthology from a new indie press in Karachi features twenty one writers from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, the US, the UK and Egypt breaking up breakups with poems, lyrical prose, short stories and a comic Writers including Harris Khalique, Whiti Hereaka, Mohamed Abdelnabi, Uttaran Das Gupta, AmA care package for the thinking ex lover, this anthology from a new indie press in Karachi features twenty one writers from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, the US, the UK and Egypt breaking up breakups with poems, lyrical prose, short stories and a comic Writers including Harris Khalique, Whiti Hereaka, Mohamed Abdelnabi, Uttaran Das Gupta, Amna Chaudhry, Abdullah Wesali, Risham Amjad, Soonha Abro, Yusra Amjad, Maryam Ala Amjadi, Shadab Zeest Hashmi and Mehr F Husain offer interpretations as varied as slicing up a pavlova, splitting from your own mind on a hospital bed, seeing an ex lover s face through a crowd, music from across enemy lines, cannibalism and 101 names for a single woman.

  • Title: The Mongrel Book of Voices (Volume 1: Breakups)
  • Author: Shandana Minhas Imran Yusuf Moeen Faruqi Aziza Ahmad Amna Chaudhry Shazaf Haider Bina Shah Soniah Kamal
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mongrel Book of Voices Volume Breakups A care package for the thinking ex lover this anthology from a new indie press in Karachi features twenty one writers from Pakistan India Sri Lanka Iran Saudi Arabia New Zealand the US the UK

    Muhammad Ahmed Siddiqui

    Completely took me by surprise To be honest, I am not a short fiction person but there are some serious writings here This book has poetry, scribblings, comics and short fiction in only 78 pages Worth a read and totally recommended.


    Komal

    I have mixed feelings about this anthology It feels like Mongrel Books was trying to establish its presence and less interested in putting a robust collection of stories out there The majority of the stories suffer simply because they weren t given enough time to ferment and come into their own as a a story rather than a mouthpiece for the author This is where the seasoned writers fare better their stories are still a bit polished That said, this book is worth buying for the poetry and art pi [...]


    Afifa

    It s not that the book is badly compiled or the chosen submissions terribly written, it s just that it isn t good enough I like the idea behind it give a theme and have individuals interpret it in their own way so there s poetry and a comic and some short stories amongst other things The contributors have written about the breaking up of countries and couples and families and friends and spirits All well and good and relatable even except the content isn t memorable The first half of the book, i [...]



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