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Tehmina Khan

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Tehmina Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and holds degrees from Kinnaird College, Lahore, and Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales de Tunis. She has her home in Toronto, where she lives with her husband, two children, and dog, Luna. She is currently working on retelling seven stories from 1001 Nights. Her collection of short stories, Things She Could Never have, was published by Mawenzi House in the fall of 2017.

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"The Door by Magda Szabó took me some time to warm up to.

Set in the Hungary of the 1960s, it deals with the relationship between our narrator, a youngish woman writer and her servant, Emerence.
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“A cultural Muslim: a term my father gave me when I asked him the same question. I used it now, not fully knowing what it meant, more as an out than as an honest answer to Kareem’s question. I had learnt from my experience with my father that the term meant more than just a lax approach to religion: it contained political and historical allegiance to other Muslims.”
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