Humera Afridi's roots lie in the land of the Sufis—Pakistan—whose tolerant and pluralistic culture has been challenged in recent times. Humera's writing has appeared in several publications, including Granta, Guernica, The Journal of Postcolonial Studies and the New York Times. Her essays and stories are included in the anthologies And the World Changed (Feminist Press 2008); 110 Stories. New York Writes After September 11 (NYU Press, 2002), and Leaving Home (Oxford University Press, 2001). Humera was a writer for The New York Women's Foundation, a community philanthropy working to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. She is currently a Muslim Communities Fellow at Asian American Writers Workshop and a Monday columnist at 3 Quarks Daily.
I am the companion of the new Adam Who has earned my self-assured love. (Fahmida Riaz) ‘Mommy, when are you going to start dating? You’re not even trying!’ complained my nine-year old on a sunny afternoon in February, two…
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