Notes on Aamer Hussein’s new stories

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Prominent author and critic Amit Chaudhuri, wrote this brief document about Aamer Hussein’s second collection of short stories, ‘This Other Salt’ (published by Saqi Books, 1999) in 1998. Chaudhuri writes about his personal opinion of this collection of short stories and describes some of the key features of Aamer Hussein’s fiction.

Date of Creation / Publication1998
CreatorChaudhuri, Amit; Hussein, Aamer
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberAamer Hussein Collection (GB 2661 AAH)
Catalogue NumberAAH/BIO/3
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Aamer Hussein. The novels are published and are available from bookshops.
Series notesThis section consists of a photograph of Aamer Hussein at a book reading in 1999comma an autobiographical piece written in 1993 and a short document written by Amit Chaudhuri - the renowned Indian born, English educated fiction writer - in 1998. This paper analyses the feelings and subject matter in Aamer Hussein’s work.
Collection notesAamer Hussein was born and brought up in Karachi, Pakistan in 1955. His father, Ahmed Hussein settled in Karachi, his family home, after completing his studies at Oxford and Aligarh in the early 1940s. He married Sabiha Malik, Aamer Hussein’s mother, in 1948.
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