Author: Nirupama DuttEditor(s): Nirupama DuttPublisher: UnistarYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 257ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186898301
Half the Sky encases some of the best fiction written by women writers of Pakistan , a country that is only some fifty-seven years young, have not lagged behind as far as literature goes. In this volume one sees the versatility with which women writers have handled the dexterous task of penning short fiction. These are stories by women who have had the courage to break the silence of the centuries and tell their won stories in their own words.In fact this volume marks the coming of age of a multi-lingual identity of the woman writer in Pakistan. The collection includes stories written in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi and Seraeki. With themes ranging from the personal to the political and regional to the universal, the anthology makes for good reading by famous writers like Bapsi Sidhwa, Khadija Mastoor, Farkhanda Lodhi, Zahida Hena and other who rightfully claimed their share of the sky.
THE LOST CHILDHOODHajra MasroorMunni Bibi at the FairParveen MalikThe Magic FlowerMusarrat KalanchviThe Poison of LonelinessZaitoon BanoDilshadaNilofar IqbalThe CoachCLOUDS OF SORROWFarkhanda LodhiThe Poor ThingFirdous HaiderThe CowNeelam Ahmed BashirA Manly ActRukhsana AhmedThe Spell and the Ever-Changing MoonLOVE AND LONGINGHijab Imtiaz AliAnd he had an AccidentMumtaz ShirinThe Last DesentYasmin MarriThe Poison of The Blue RoseAtiya SyedThe Autumn BudVICTIMS OF HISTORYKhadija MastoorFarewell to the BrideJamila HashmiBanishmentAzra AsgharTumbleweedPRIDE AND PREJUDICEAltaf FatimaThe Naked HensAkhtar JamalThe Chief GuestMehtab MehboobThe WebRazia Fasih Ahmed Paper is MoneyMATTER OF FAITHBano QudsiaMany Faces of TruthBapsi SidhwaThe Trouble-EasersAfzal TauseefTestimonyVOICES AGAINST VIOLENCEZahida HenaTo be or not to beNoor-ul-Huda ShahThe Valley of DoomKhalida HussainMillipedeSOURCESGLOSSARYCONTRIBUTORS