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Aniqa Naz

Aniqa Naz was born in Karachi in 1969. She received a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Karachi in 2002. Aniqa started her literary pursuits with Urdu Ghazal writing during her student years; she subsequently moved on to Urdu short stories. Her first story, Irtaqa, was published in a local Urdu literary magazine in 2003. A number of her stories got published subsequently. Aniqa died an untimely death in a car accident in 2012.

*OLD*Roll of the Dice

None of us wore masks. That meant people could see us right away. But we were protected by being indistinguishable. There are tons of people with faces like ours in this country. And even if some of us have distinguishing features that could be remembered, no one had the presence of mind, or the time, to remember well enough to identify us later.

Roll of the Dice

None of us wore masks. That meant people could see us right away. But we were protected by being indistinguishable. There are tons of people with faces like ours in this country.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2019

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