Anu Kumar reviews the works of Moazzam Sheikh, a US-based writer and translator of Pakistani-origin.
1. A Letter From India: Contemporary Short Stories from Pakistan; with an introduction and edited by Moazzam Sheikh, Penguin India, 2004
2. The Idol Lover and Other Stories of Pakistan by Moazzam Sheikh, Ithuriel’s Spear, USA, 2008
3. Cafe Le Whore and Other Stories by Moazzam Sheikh, Weavers Press, USA, 2014
At the outset, a disclaimer: this isn’t a review, for it really cannot be one. Instead it is an attempt to write about a book and try and configure a writer’s journey through this. As it indeed happens, I contributed one of the blurbs this book carries on its back cover; that clearly didn’t say enough and so the need for this elaboration.