Fiction

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Yasmin Ahmad is a spirited second-grader who’s always on the lookout for those “aha” moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation―assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers. [easy reader, for ages 5 and up]. Release date: August 1, 2018

 

 


ADULT BOOKS

A heartwarming collection of short stories filled with larger-than-life characters and the seemingly impossible challenges they face. You will be captivated by these fictional depictions of everyday Pakistanis who struggle with poverty, violence, corruption and abuse, yet rise from the ashes stronger and more enduring. There is Asma the lackluster seamstress, Faisal the would-be terrorist, Javed Gul the Pushto rock singer, Farzana the cantankerous grandmother, Nida the ten-year-old girl with a cricket obsession, and many more. Together they form a rich mosaic that showcases the beauty of Pakistan, her culture and her people.

“A quick read, full of heart.” The Austin Chronicle

“Ambitious, flawed, raw characters.” Brown Girl Magazine

 

 

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Other Fiction

Wedding Blues” in Chicago Quarterly Review Vol. 24.

Mistaken Identities” in In-Flight Literary Magazine Issue 3.

The Hair Salon” in Catch & Release Online at Columbia University.

Mother” in The Great American Literary Magazine Issue 3.

The Man with the Angry Eyes” in The Literary Nest Issue 1.

“Shooting Blanks” in On the Rusk Issue 7.

“The Good Girl” in Belle Reve Literary Journal Issue 15.2.