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Born in Boston of Indian parents, and educated in Britain, Ameena
Meer has published short stories in Flaming Spirit and New
Writing, among others. She was managing editor of the New-York based
art literary magazine Bomb. In her novel, Bombay
Talkie, Sabah, a second-generation adolescent immigrant, visits
India and is drawn into the unravelling lives of her movie-star uncle
and family, and her American-born friend, Rani.
- Writing & Newsclips
children and divorce
- Ameena Meer interviewed Rushdie just before the fatwa...(still
looking for this interview online) Red Herring
Rushdie, by Madalyn O'Hair. In June 1989 the British newspaper
Mail printed what it said was the first interview with Rushdie
after he had been forced into hiding by the Satanic Verses
fatwa. In fact, Ameena Meer's interview with Rushdie had been
conducted earlier, for her magazine Bomb.
Meer on James Nares' paintings.
who's coming to dinner. Celebrating the holidays with an extended
household. New York Times, Dec 2001.
- Bombay Talkie
High Risk/Serpent Tail, New York. . (1994)
- Sawnet Review by Arundhati Subramanyam
room for a hybrid space: reconsidering second-generation ethnic
identity. Sunaina Maira discusses Bombay Talkie among other books
in Sansriti, Dec 1995.
South Asian Women authors