Essays & Memoir
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11 December 2013
'When my mother practises music, the world is her enemy.'
10 December 2013
'Pakistan was history and a new nation was being born a thousand miles away, amid war and debris and ruin.'
09 December 2013
'Human beings need to take leave of their loved ones. They are haunted if they do not.'
22 November 2013
'You will search for a friend among the living and you will find none.'
18 November 2013
'Even if he didn’t shoot us our chances of making it home by curfew were now just about zero.'
07 November 2013
Prostitution, gambling, fencing and contract murder in 1950’s Philadelphia
31 October 2013
'...and massacre – I don’t know what that means.'
28 October 2013
An excerpt from Granta 125: After the War.
23 October 2013
'the solidity of an invented life is not trustworthy'
15 October 2013
'Meter is self-soothing.'