Aamer Hussein: 37 Bridges (2285 words)


37 Bridges and Other Stories is the expanded edition of Aamer Hussein’s collection The Swan’s Wife (2014), which signifies a new direction in the author’s work and reflects his engagement with both English and Urdu. As a London-based writer who grew up in Karachi and travels frequently to Pakistan, Hussein has used his fiction to make a voyage between two cultures and languages. While the English language initially influenced the “patterns of [Hussein’s] prose”, his abiding relationship with Urdu – a language that he considers his distant but ever-present “homeland” (Hussein, 2002: 222) – continues to fuel his literary sensibilities. In 2012, Hussein wrote …

Citation: Kehar, Taha. "37 Bridges". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 March 2021 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39339, accessed 08 December 2022.]

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