Attia Hosain

in the 1930s Attia Hosain (20 October 1913 – 25 January 1998) was a British-Indian novelist, author, writer, broadcaster, journalist and actor. She was a woman of letters and a diasporic writer. She wrote in English although her mother tongue was Urdu. She wrote the semi-autobiographical ''Sunlight on a Broken Column'' and a collection of short stories named ''Phoenix Fled''. Her career began in England in semi-exile making a contribution to post-colonial literature. Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, Aamer Hussein and Kamila Shamsie have acknowledged her influence. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Hosain, Attia
    Published 1962
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