Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Sudeep Sen of Poetry Magazine in the UK recently posted a great review of my first novel, The Burden of Foreknowledge. I love it.
"The Burden of Foreknowledge by Jawahara Saidullah is a good example of how successfully period stories can be made to come alive to contemporary audiences. She does this with her keen sense of narrative, one that is at the same time descriptive and full of sidebar details, as well as brimming with drama and silence. The novel could have easily lapsed into mere nostalgia and history writing, but Saidullah successfully avoids that pitfall by using a writing style that is contemporary and believable and convincing."