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For H.M. Naqvi, COVID-19 is a creative spur

Acclaimed Pakistani author pledges urgent completion of new work

Drawing as much on Allen Ginsberg as Salman Rushdie, Pakistani author H.M. Naqvi writes in the voice of a proudly dualistic citizen of the world, who cut his literary teeth not on Chaucer but on spontaneous slam poetry rapping sessions. (Courtesy of Abbas Agha) 

KARACHI -- If there is one bright spot amid the world’s COVID-19 lockdowns it is that solitary writers are finding the time, concentration and motivation to rush fresh literary creations into existence.

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