Brand Pakistan

The case for a Pakistani anglophone literary canon

Authored by: Aroosa Kanwal , Saiyma Aslam

The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138745520
eBook ISBN: 9781315180618
Adobe ISBN:


 Download Chapter



Pakistani anglophone literature, with its evolving aesthetic and generic complexity, displays a rich kaleidoscope of works exemplifying the curatorial, normative, and extensive dialogic standards, is certainly on an epochal itinerary of canon formation. A literature that is in fact a product of multi-ethnic, multilingual, transnational, transcultural, and trans-local literary traditions of Pakistan, the subcontinent, and the Muslim world (and also in dialogue with anglophone literatures from around the world) is urgently in need of recognition as a distinct literary tradition to let all the discordant chords be heard and form a unique canonical symphony, aka Brand Pakistan.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.