Annie Zaidi

Annie Zaidi is the author of Bread, Cement, Cactus: A memoir of belonging and dislocation, Prelude to a Riot, Gulab, Love Stories # 1 to 14, and Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, and the editor of Unbound: 2000 Years of Indian Women's Writing. She received the Nine Dots Prize in 2019 for innovative thinking and The Hindu Playwright Award in 2018 for her play, Untitled 1. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary magazines including The Griffith Review, The Aleph Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Charles River Journal, The Missing Slate and Out of Print.

Surveillance: 3

i. Listen, why do you think the armed constabulary shot all the able bodied men that evening in ‘eighty seven? A – Because the constabulary had guns B – Because water sources have always needed blood sacrifice of the young, …

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Sometimes I Wonder if

our whole world is a third world, a step-sister left behind in the galaxy’s cinderella story. ugly cousin earth spinning on her heel, raging at the cosmos’ beauty. defective pieces of swept-up stardust from factories that abuse labouring angels, we …

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