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The concubine and the slave-catcher

Author: Qaisra Shahraz
Publisher: London : HopeRoad Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ten powerful stories set on several continents and at different periods in history. A well-meaning abolitionist learns the sordid and violent truth about slavery from her African servants in Boston USA. The sundering of India and Pakistan in the 1947 Partition is revealed when a Muslim boy is adopted by a Hindu family during the chaos of mass migration. A young university student finds her engagement broken off  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Qaisra Shahraz
ISBN: 9781908446619 1908446617
OCLC Number: 1003267143
Description: 244 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The escape --
The Malay host --
A pair of jeans --
The slave-catcher --
An evil shadow --
Our angel --
An elopement --
Last train to Krakow --
The journey --
The concubine.
Responsibility: Qaisra Shahraz.

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Ranging widely across both historical periods and national boundaries, Qaisra Shahraz's new collection of short stories speaks powerfully to the burning ethical issues of the twenty-first century.  Read more...

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'Written with deep human empathy and understanding' Marie Claire 'A delightful collection provoking laughter and melancholia.' Mei Fong, author of One Child 'An astute and gifted storyteller, Shahraz Read more...

 
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