In celebration of our Second Anniversary, Simerg announces a new section called Essays and Letters. Thiswill be a venue through which we will seek to bring the best writings in fiction, nonfiction, art, film and literature written by Ismaili authors, both new and established in the literary community. Interesting pieces that reflect the diverse voices from the world-wide Ismaili community will be published. It is our hope that this niche will inspire the writer in each of us to make a contribution to this new section. Your contribution should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first piece in this new initiative is Childhood Games written by Mohezin Tejani, a globetrotting Ismaili Muslim exiled from Idi Amin’s Uganda. Tejani is writing his memoirs in a trilogy: the first volume “A Chameleon’s Tale: True Stories of a Global Refugee,” published in 2006, was a finalist for a PEN book award in New York.
Date posted on Simerg: April 4, 2011
Date modified: April 8, 2011
Links to essays and letters:
- Rumi’s Tomb, a Dervish Monastery in Bosnia, and an Iconic Bookstore in Paris
- A Nature Poem
- RSVP Rice and Stew Very Plenty – Memories of Growing Up in Jinja
- An Ismaili Reflects on the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
- Exploring Belgium: The Modern and the Medieval
- “New Hampshire Twilight” and “Iguazu”
- Ute Visions
- Inca Gods
- A Review of His Highness the Aga Khan’s “Where Hope Takes Root”
- A Letter to Charles Darwin from Galapagos
- “Birds Began It All”
- “Why I am Excited About the Aga Khan Museum, The Ismaili Centre and Their Park” by Emmanuel Iduma
- “Why I am Excited About the Aga Khan Museum, The Ismaili Centre and Their Park” by Zohra Nizamdin
- Childhood Games
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