Granta 112: Pakistan (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$7.95
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Book is tight and clean. No writing. No wear. Some creasing on binding from opening book otherwise LN. Ships direct from Amazon!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Granta 112: Pakistan (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing) Paperback – September 27, 2010

7 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.59 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

John Freeman’s criticism has appeared in more than 200 newspapers around the world, including the Guardian, the Independent, The Times and the Wall Street Journal. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. His first book, The Tyranny of E-Mail, was published in 2009 by Scribner in the US and Text in Australia.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Granta: The Magazine of New Writing (Book 112)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press, Granta (September 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905881215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905881215
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #903,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
86%
4 star
14%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ripple on October 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
Pakistan is a rich source for this collection, being as it is a cauldron of culture, history, religion, politics and beliefs. There is a striking difference here between the beauty of some of the fiction and the brutality of the non-fiction pieces.

This edition of Granta kicks off with a cracking piece of short fiction from Nadeem Aslam about the tragedy of a young Muslim girl who is fated to only produce female heirs for her rich husband. It's shocking, moving and beautiful. Initially, Uzma Aslam Kahn's Ice Mating story didn't grab me, but as it switched between California and Pakistan, it unfolded to another interesting piece. Mohammed Hanif's shocking story of how not to woo a young nurse is both funny and sad. There are shocking moments of brutality in the non-fiction too - not least the short piece by Mohsin Hamid - A Beheading. More ancient tribal brutality is evident to Western eyes at least in Jamil Ahmad's The Sins of the Mother.

Jane Perlez presents a brief but thoughtful piece on the intentions of Pakistan-founder Jinnah and wonders what he would have made of the ongoing Islamist movement that there is little evidence that he intended for the country. Basharat Peer's piece on the problems in Kashmir is also deeply moving, particularly emphasising the impact is has had on the youth that have never known any different. Intizar Hussain's short piece entitled The House of Gallows is enlightening while Declan Walsh, borrowing his title from Kippling, in Arithmetic on the Frontier explores the threat of the Taliban in the Northern frontier. Physical distance clearly helps analysis as there is equally insightful contribution from London-based Kamila Shamsie in Pop Idol.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Maria N. on October 16, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
First of all, I cannot believe this is categorized under "Middle East". Pakistan is in South Asia, bordering India and China.

Second, this is the best of the best of Pakistan. Showcasing its rich history, culture and of course its best writing. Pakistan is the beating heart of South Asian culture. The entire Indian-Pakistani subcontinent basically consists of mini-countries because each region varies so much. Some parts of India/Pakistan, you'll find Islam, some Hinduism. This edition, being Granta's bestselling issue yet, is just a beautiful collection of amazing stories of Pakistan. Pakistan is often portrayed poorly in the press and media but this brings the TRUE essence and beauty of Pakistan. It also features some of the most critically acclaimed Pakistani writers (lets admit one thing: Pakistan does produce some world-class writers) and let's not forget the amazing truck art that was painted just for this issue.

Thank you, Granta! You truly helped capture the best of Pakistan. I definitely see Pakistan moving past the current turmoil its in. This edition is a must-have for every Pakistani, anyone interested in South Asian culture or anyone curious about the glorious and often misinterpreted Pakistan.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Wonderful writing gives a glimpse into this complex and often misrepresented country. The rawness of many writings reflects the turmoil this country has been in and the suffering its inhabitants go through every single day of their lives. It is a description of a country of contradictions, loaded with nukes, insane religious fanatics, non-existent education or infrastructure and the resilience of its people who continue to produce world-class writers and artists!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Luigi Ferraro, Jr on April 1, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have read a few passages in this book, and it was WELL WORTH the price paid. I got kind of excited with Amazon Prime and went on a shopping spree. This is a great buy. The writing is phenomenal.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?