Simerg launches “Essays and Letters” on its 2nd anniversary and invites Ismaili writers to contribute literary essays and reviews

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

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


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2 thoughts on “ESSAYS AND LETTERS

  1. The only time I visited Jinja was during a draught. Special prayers were being recited for rain and on the night of Chandraat when the special tasbih was in progress, I heard a loud crack in the sky…and there was rain and more rain…

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