The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali

What I’m reading right now: ‘The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali’ by the brilliant Uzma Aslam Khan.

Caught between British and Japanese colonialism, the Andaman Islands (a penal colony often referred to as Kala Pani) in the early 1940s are the setting for Uzma’s fifth novel.

“How is history handed down to us? Who narrates it? And what role does perspective play in shaping facts? Uzma Aslam Khan’s latest novel, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, is a vibrant defiance of traditionally accepted histories. Through a rejection of historically privileged perspectives, well-rounded and responsible research, and a lyrical narrative that a reader can effortlessly float through, Khan gives a voice to the marginalised and oft forgotten.”

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