Posted on December 9, 2006
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41 responses to “Mustafa Zaidi: Non-Conformist Poetry from a Tortured Soul”

  1. Laurel Steele says:

    What a joy to see all this discussion of Mustafa Zaidi. Through those cold University of Chicago winters in the 90s I labored over his life and poetry and I always felt that if even one person read the dissertation it would be worth it. I also want to say that one of my advisors on my committee, Muzaffar Alam, the historian, was so encouraging about the work–he “got it.” The dissertation is still unpublished (I am actually a diplomat and very busy working, so have not achieved this goal yet).
    Not to be melodramatic, but Zaidi and those of his generation were the future of Pakistan, and they had come with such high hopes. Saba, it is such a wonderful thing that you are so involved in the legacy of your uncle–your father and mother were so kind to me when I was doing my research in 1991–1992. So many people helped and valued Zaidi’s work. Those last poems to Shahnaz I always found unbearably sad.