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Story-Wallah : short fiction from South Asian writers

New York : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.

ix, 438 p. ; 21 cm.

Writers of South Asian descent have been garnering more and more success, acclaim, and attention. Story-Wallah gathers the finest South Asian voices in fiction for the first time in a single volume. As Shyam Selvadurai writes in his introduction, "The stories jostle up against each other . . . The effect is a marvelous cacophony that reminds me of . . . one of those South Asian bazaars, a bargaining, carnival-like milieu. The goods on sale in this instance being stories hawked by story-traders: story-wallahs." In this book, some of the world's best fiction writers hawk their wares from different parts of the South Asian diaspora -- Sri Lanka, India, the United States, Great Britain, Guyana, Malaysia, Trinidad, Fiji -- creating a virtual map of the world with their tales. These stories explore universal themes of identity, culture, and home, and Story-Wallah includes a rich array of experiences: a honeymoon in Sri Lanka, the trials of a Bangladeshi refugee in England, life on a sugar plantation in Trinidad, the attempts of an Indian family to arrange a marriage for their rebellious daughter.
This anthology is essential reading for anyone with an interest in South Asian writers and the dynamic, important tales they have to tell.


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LC Call No:

PS508.S67 S76 2005

Dewey Class No:

813/.01088911 22


Story-Wallah : short fiction from South Asian writers / edited by Shyam Selvadurai.


New York : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.


ix, 438 p. ; 21 cm.


American fiction--South Asian American authors.


South Asian Americans--Fiction.


Short stories, American.


Selvadurai, Shyam, 1965-


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