Chicago Quarterly Review to Publish ‘South Asian American Issue’

By Monica Luhar

Independent literary journal Chicago Quarterly Review will publish its first “South Asian American Issue” in February, featuring a collection of essays, short stories, and poems written by 38 emerging and established South Asian writers.

CQR guest editor Moazzam Sheikh told NBC News he sees this special issue as the “new wave of South Asian American writing” that reflects the complexity of one’s identity that boldly questions the status quo.

“That’s what’s uplifting about this collection: that the majority of writers included here exhibit a new level of confidence with which they probe geographical and psychological spaces,” Sheikh said. “This new generation of South Asian American writers does not seem to care if their writing disturbs the conscience of the American readership.” Read more

Source: NBC News