Hoops of Fire: Fifty Years of Fiction by Pakistani Women (Paperback)
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Short Description for Hoops of Fire A collection of stories by Pakistani women writers, including: Jamila Hashmi; Mumtaz Shirin; Khadija Mastur; Khalida Husain; and Fahmida Riaz. The stories mirror the events of Pakistan's history, taking in nationalism and independence, wars with India and the creation of Bangladesh.
- Published: 09 December 1999
- Format: Paperback 200 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780863560392 ISBN 10: 0863560393
Full description for Hoops of Fire
In this collection of stories by Pakistan's finest women writers we are introduced to the intricate narrative patterns and compelling cadences of a rich literary culture which deserves to be better known. Spanning the entire fifty years of a new nation's history, and ranging in style from harsh realism to poetry and parable, these stories (translated from Urdu) provide the unique perspectives on social, political and psychological issues that official histories ignore.