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In this finely wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan, Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own most intimate memories—of her Welsh mother; of her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z.A. Suleri; of her tenacious grandmother Dadi and five siblings; and of her own passage to the West.

"Nine autobiographical tales that move easily back and forth among Pakistan, Britain, and the United States. . . . She forays lightly into Pakistani history, and deeply

into the history of her family and friends. . . . The Suleri women at home in Pakistan make this book sing."—Daniel Wolfe, New York Times Book Review

"A jewel of insight and beauty. . . . Suleri's voice has the same authority when she speaks about Pakistani politics as it does in her literary interludes."—Rone Tempest, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"The author has a gift for rendering her family with a few, deft strokes, turning them out as whole and complete as eggs."—Anita Desai, Washington Post Book World

"Meatless Days takes the reader through a Third World that will surprise and confound him even as it records the author's similar perplexities while coming to terms with the West. Those voyages Suleri narrates in great strings of words and images so rich that they left this reader . . . hungering for more."—Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune

"Dazzling. . . . Suleri is a postcolonial Proust to Rushdie's phantasmagorical Pynchon."—Henry Louise Gates, Jr., Voice Literary Supplement

About the Author

Sara Suleri Goodyear is a professor of English at Yale University. She is the author of Meatless Days and Boys Will Be Boys.

Table of Contents

Excellent Things in Women

Meatless Days

Mustakori, My Friend: A Study of Perfect Ignorance

Goodbye to the Greatness of Tom

The Right Path; or, They Took the Wrong Road

Papa and Pakistan

The Immoderation of Ifat

What Mamma Knew

Saving Daylight

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226779812
Author:
Suleri, Sara
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Suleri Goodyear, Sara
Author:
Goodyear, Sara Suleri
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
India
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Pakistan
Subject:
English teachers
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
English teachers -- United States.
Subject:
Suleri, Sara
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 127
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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