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Aamina Ahmad

The Return of Faraz Ali

Aamina Ahmad, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, has received a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a Pushcart Prize, and a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award. Her short fiction has appeared in One Story, the Southern Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere; she is also a screenwriter and the author of a play, The Dishonored. She lives in Berkeley. 

In The Return of Faraz Ali, a man is sent back to his birthplace—Lahore, Pakistan’s notorious red-light district—to hush up the murder of a girl, and finds himself in an unexpected reckoning with his past. 

October 27, 12 - 1pm, Thursday

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Aamina Ahmad + Akil Kumarasamy

In The Return of Faraz Ali, a man is sent back to his birthplace—Lahore, Pakistan’s notorious red-light district—to hush up the murder of a girl, and finds himself in an unexpected reckoning with his past.

In Meet Us by the Roaring Sea, in the near future, a young woman finds her mother’s body starfished on the kitchen floor in Queens and sets out on a journey through language, archives, artificial intelligence, and TV for a way back into herself.

Noon-1 p.m., virtual

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