Aamer Hussein, 37 Bridges

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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 four Urdu short stories that appeared in the literary journal

Dunyazad 36

(Hussein, 2015: 179) and hasn’t looked…

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Citation: Kehar, Taha. "37 Bridges". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 March 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39339, accessed 29 May 2024.]

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