Living in America: Fiction and Poetry by South Asian American Writers

Living in America: Fiction and Poetry by South Asian American Writers

By: Roshni Rustomji-Kerns (editor)Paperback

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"This is a major compilation of Asian American authors, some native-born, others immigrants, refugees, or expatriates. While some of the writers are well known (e.g., Ved Mehta, Meena Alexander), most are emerging voices. The volume is divided into two parts: poetry and fiction. Poets are represented by one or two poems; short story writers by just one piece. Each author contributed a "statement," whether biographical, literary, or philosophical, that appears before his or her work. The editor (professor emeritus, liberal studies and India Studies Program, Sonoman State Univ.) has provided more traditional biographical information at the back of the book. The writers describe a wide range of experience in a great variety of styles." -Debbie Bogenschutz, Cincinnati Technical Coll.

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Part 1: Introduction, Roshni Rostomji-Kerns; crossing the dark waters, Rashmi Sharma. Part 2 Poetry: mandala, Meena Alexander; resume from "The Nostalgist's Map of America", Agha Shahid Ali; I see Chile in my rear-view mirror from "The Nostalgist's Map of America", Agha Shahid Ali; what happened to all my life, Indran Amirthanayagam; India Association plans a newsletter, G.S. Sharat Chandra; I have been offered my country's begging bowl again, Darius Cooper; conversations with God about my present whereabouts, Rienzi Crusz; remains of an Asian poet writing in Canada, Rienzi Crusz; the founding of Yuba City, Chitra Divakaruni; 20 years after I grew into your lives, Minal Hajratwala; America, Diane S. Mehta; the history of language, Diane S. Mehta; illegal alien, Panna Naik; selections from "Reflections on the Other", Saleem Peeradina; requiem from "On Living in America: In Four Moods", Jyotsna Sanzgiri; azalea from "On Living in America: In Four Moods", Jyotsna Sanzgiri; what's in a name?, Rashmi Sharma; de-privileging liberty, Neera Kickreja Sohoni; can you talk Mexican?, Amita Vasudeva. Part 3 Prose: Nosey Nakshitka's adventures in America, Qiron Adhikary; selection from "Fault Lines", M. Alexander; this thicket, Boman Desai; Yuba City wedding, C. Divakaruni; the student teacher, Lakshmi Gill; crystal quince, Anu Gupta; the dew and the moon, Naseem A. Hines; the return, Litu Kabir; you can't give God a granola bar, Anaradha Mannar; selection from "South-Shadows of the New World", Ved Mehta; the perfect host, Tara Menon; all is not lost, Tahira Naqni; selections from "Love, Stars and All That", Kirin Narayan; what a big lie, Usha Nilsson; Dr Mango and Johnny Fish, Rajesh C. Oza; darkest before dawn, Uma Parameswaran; the laid-off man, Javaid Qazi; the law of averages, Sarita Sarvate; the bride comes home, Neila C. Seshachari; kissing the Holy Land, Moazzam Sheikh; border song, Ranbir Sidhu; selection from "An American Brat", Bapsi Sidhwa; close encounter, Neera Kickreja Sohoni; the peacock's mirrored eyes, Jyotsna Sreenivasan; you live on your side, Jajini Srikanth.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/04/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780813323787
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780813323787
  • weight: 434
  • ISBN10: 0813323789

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