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Another Gulmohar Tree

  • Author: Aamer Hussein
  • ISBN: 9789696400004
  • Publisher: Ilqa Publications
  • Format: Paperback – 114 pages
  • Language: English


Another Gulmohar Tree was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Europe and South Asia in 2010.

Usman is visiting post-war London from Pakistan when he meets a young aspiring artist called Lydia who has, like himself, come out of an unhappy marriage. Just as the lonely strangers’ friendship begins to blossom into something deeper Usman has to return to Karachi, leaving Lydia behind.

Two years later, Lydia abandons her life in London and boards a ship to Karachi, where the two are married. But as the years flit by Usman feels a growing distance between them. He realises that he hasn’t noticed the buds of the gulmohar tree unfurl, and that he has lost sight of his love for his wife.

A beautiful account of a marriage that is in turns wry and unashamedly romantic.

Author Biography

Aamer Hussein was born in Karachi in 1955 and moved to London in the early 1970s. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and reviews regularly for The Independent and the TLS. He is the author of Turquoise, This Other Salt, and the editor of Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women. He has held visiting posts at the University of Southampton and the University of London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


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