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

Synopsis

"Perceptions and realities of life in North America are interwoven with memories of South Asia in this unique anthology. Most of the short stories and poems deal explicitly with South Asian American experiences, but from all emerge the evocative themes of love, loss, exile, nostalgia, loneliness, and renewal. A stimulating blend of established new writers, Living in America reflects the diversity and strength of South Asian American literature and illuminates the wide range of South Asian history and traditions and the complexity of cultures that have built the foundation for these expressive and exciting contemporary voices. The book includes both a historical introduction and one exploring South Asian literary traditions and the concept of the collection. The editor has also provided detailed headnotes to place each individual work in context and discuss its literary nuances." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Roshni Rustomji-Kerns
  • Rashmi Sharma
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1995