This Other Salt

Series nameShort Stories

This Other Salt’, Aamer Hussein’s second collection of short stories, was published in May 1999 by Saqi Books, London. The collection consists of ten thematically linked short stories in which Hussein portrays the themes of betrayal, bereavement, exile, belonging and the role of the writer. There is also an experimental sequence entitled ‘Skies’, which consist of four texts for an autobiography. We have digitised the short story, ‘Painting on Glass’ which looks at the work and personal experiences of a thirty-six year old Pakistani writer, struggling to make his life in London.

Date of Creation / Publication1999
CreatorHussein, Aamer
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberAamer Hussein Collection (GB 2661 AAH)
Catalogue NumberAAH/SS/TO
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 grouping contains a selection of eight short stories. Each story has been individually selected to represent the focal themes 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.