Ali Eteraz




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ALI ETERAZ is the author of the novel NATIVE BELIEVER (Akashic, 2016), a 2016 Summer Reading List Selection by O: The Oprah Magazine. He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir CHILDREN OF DUST (HarperCollins) and the surrealist short story collection FALSIPEDIES & FIBSIENNES (Guernica Editions).

Eteraz’s short fiction has appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review, storySouth, and Crossborder, and his nonfiction has been highlighted by NPR, the New York Times, and the Guardian. Recently, Eteraz received the 3 Quarks Daily Arts & Literature Prize judged by Mohsin Hamid, and served as a consultant to the artist Jenny Holzer on a permanent art installation in Qatar.

Eteraz has lived in the Dominican Republic, Pakistan, the Persian Gul
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Average rating: 3.51 · 606 ratings · 93 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Children of Dust: A Portrai...

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4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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"Eteraz’s very timely novel is thought-provoking, inventive, amusing in tone and a little crass as it explores the complex issues of identity against the destiny we desire. The narrator known as M. is a second-generation secular Muslim raised in th..." Read more of this review »
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This book is as beautiful as a glacier. The language is cold, unforgiving, with edges as sharp as diamonds, and which creates a brilliant reflection of a historical period and a colonization. There is something very visceral, very tangible, about thi ...more
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There came a moment during my reading of these stories that the "Chinese-American" overlay of the stories faded away and I started experiencing an immersion in the narrative that occurs when you start identifying with the characters. This kind of wri ...more
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Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz
"I found this book so interesting I ended up emailing the author looking for other books on Muslim/Desert life. I asked if there are any happy family stories out there. I'm not sure that there is. This book shows the human strength and fragility as..." Read more of this review »
Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz
"I read books because otherwise I wouldn't know the experiences of others. This book is no exception. Growing up in Pakistan, Ali Eteraz' life is and was so different from my own, and reading this I had a glimpse of what it was like to be him. Ther..." Read more of this review »
Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz
"This was an interesting read and what I loved about it was that I had no idea where it was going. What I didn't love so much was where it went.

The author grew up in Pakistan and tells a very amusing and interesting tale of growing up Muslim and th..." Read more of this review »
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“Because Saleem was louder about Islam than I was, he was considered more of a man.”
Ali Eteraz, Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan

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“Because Saleem was louder about Islam than I was, he was considered more of a man.”
Ali Eteraz, Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan




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