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The Names of Spices

“it’s garam masala, you say// garam masala from the bazaar/ behind your home, in the Old City,/ your tongue travelling back/ into the winding streets, mazelike…” Weekend poem, by Syed Jarri Haider.

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Anthology 2014

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Author of the Month: Nadia Kabir Barb

“…as a writer, one should never be bound by the constraints of gender, age, race, religion, economic background, or social status when telling a story.” Nadia Kabir Barb, our January Author of the Month, talks to Casey Harding.



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Voices in Verse Vol. 1: ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be A Pakistani’

Farda Ali Khan performs her poem, ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be A Pakistani’. In a close competition, she placed third in a competition that showcased the talents of young poets under 30, from backgrounds as diverse as medicine, computer science and engineering, and the literary arts. The poem examines the shifting sands of culture against a backdrop of fragile patriotism.

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Voices in Verse Vol. 1: ‘When Your Body Smiles’

Finalist and winner Orooj-e-Zafar performs her winning poem, ‘When Your Body Smiles’. She tied with Risham Amjad when the panel of judges that included poet and TMS contributor Ilona Yusuf and the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, was undecided on who to give the final prize to. Her poem speaks to the importance of being true to who you are and the daily struggle of being comfortable in your own skin.