CQR at the International House, University of Chicago, Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series

Thanks to the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series at the International House at the University of Chicago for hosting this April 4, 2017 reading to celebrate the South Asian American issue of the Chicago Quarterly Review! Featuring Syed Afzal HaiderFaisal MohyuddinDipika Mukherjee, Toni Nealie, Ravibala Shenoy, and Sachin Waikar, moderated by CQR editor Elizabeth McKenzie.

Amritjit Singh on the South Asian American Issue

We’re honored to have this endorsement for CQR’s new South Asian American Issue from Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English, Ohio University:

“This rich collection of short stories, poems, and creative non-fiction not only achieves Guest Editor Moazzam Sheikh’s goals but also displays the complex issues of identity and language, diaspora and migration, culture and history, gender and sexuality, experienced today by South Asian American writers. Immigrant identities are almost always in flux, but in their century-old presence in North America, South Asians have not settled on one particular approach to their diverse lives. This “unruly bunch” loves “to talk, argue, holler,” not always choosing to learn from other ethnic and racial histories. Readers, South Asians and others, will have a chance to discover themselves in the voices they hear in these pages.”