Mohamed Keshavjee: The ‘diasporic distractions’ of a short-story teller – Book Review by leading Malaysian Literary Journal

The leading literary journal in Malaysia reviews Mohamed M Keshavjee’s new book ‘Diasporic Distractions’. The launch takes place next weekend.

This book would be of interest to Indian diaspora globally.

The ‘diasporic distractions’ of a short-story teller - Book Review by leading Malaysian Literary JournalKeshavjee attempts two difficult tasks with this collection of short stories. The first is the short-story form that is harder to pull off than most readers think. The second is writing about the Indian diaspora, which as a genre many argue has exhausted its charm. What Keshavjee does with this collection of short stories is to demonstrate that as a writer, he knows the pitfalls of the form but more importantly, in his own quiet way, colours outside the lines when it comes to this particular subject matter.

Read at the source: malaysiakini.com

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. This is an excellent review of Dr Mohamed M. Keshavjee’s latest publication. I thoroughly enjoyed his well-researched earlier book ‘Into that Heaven of Freedom’ about his(and my) extended family. I ordered 10 of those books through publisher Mawenzi House and gifted most of them to close friends, associates and relatives. They all loved reading it! I plan to do the same with the 5 books of his, entitled ‘Diasporic Distractions’ I have ordered through the book’s publisher Khojawiki.

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