URDUSTAN: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES written by Sabina England, now available online
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Urdustan is a collection of short stories, it tells the stories of North Indians and Pakistanis; Muslims and Hindus; Desi Americans and British Asians. All come from the same land yet each leads a different life and tells a different story; each shares the desire to experience love and friendship, the insatiable urge to connect to others on a human level. Urdustan reveals multiple personalities of the South Asian diaspora that are often ignored.
The stories are richly interwoven with different characters from many walks of life–Hasidic Jews, African Americans, punks, deaf teens, gay males, and even supernatural creatures such as vampires and angels. Romance, horror, racism, homophobia, audism, love, death, spirituality, fantasy, friendship all play important factors in the storytelling of Urdustan.
Each story is a small reflection of the greatly diverse world we live in and call our home.
The book is written from an unique perspective: a Deaf Indian Muslim woman who is a minority within a minority culture and religion in a minority community overseas. I am a filmmaker, playwright, stage performer, and poet. Art, performing, making films, telling stories, sign language poetry, Indian culture, Deaf culture, and many different Islamic cultures from all over the Muslim world, trying new forms of expression, Mother Earth, Allah invoke strong passion in my soul, they are very important in my life.
A new review by Fresh Pulp Magazine will be published this week, check back later for the link.
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