Madiha Sattar

Madiha Sattar grew up in Karachi, is now based in Dubai and has lived in New York City and Cambridge, MA, where she studied History & Literature at Harvard University. Her fiction is forthcoming in Guernica and Glimmer Train and has appeared in The Life’s Too Short Review, a journal of Pakistani writing. As a journalist she covered politics, security and US foreign policy in South Asia, and her reporting and other nonfiction have appeared in The Economist, Foreign Policy online, The Caravan and elsewhere. She can be found at www.madihasattar.com and @madihasattar.

Winter 2013

Home

By Madiha Sattar

2012 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest Runner-up   Mostly he shrieked endlessly in the sticky Karachi heat or when a bomb went off, and in those moments Zainab fantasized about […]

Home

By Madiha Sattar

Mostly he shrieked endlessly in the sticky Karachi heat or when a bomb went off, and in those moments Zainab fantasized about dangling him up by his tiny pink feet, still soft and wrinkly at age three, and smashing his brains out against the garden wall or suffocating him with a pillow.