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Uzma Aslam Khan

Uzma Aslam Khan

Uzma Aslam Khan is the author of five internationally acclaimed novels, the most recent of which is The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, which won Karachi Literature Festival-Getz Pharma Fiction Prize and was included in New York Times’ Best Historical Fiction 2022. Born in Pakistan and now residing in the United States, Khan has also lived in the Philippines, Japan, England, Morocco, and Oceania.

'Our Own Fantastic' by Uzma Aslam Khan | Jolley Prize 2023 (shortlisted)

August 2023, no. 456 24 July 2023
My father died twenty-eight years ago this December. Each anniversary, I watch a movie that we enjoyed together, or would have. This year, a week before the day, I learn that the hotel his company owned has permanently closed. I’m given this news through an article titled ‘New York City’s historic hotels are owned – and destroyed – by Asians.’ I leave my apartment, hail a cab. The ... (read more)