Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story
April reading: “Nawabdin Electrician” by Daniyal Mueenuddin
“Short story about an electrician named Nawabdin in the Pakistani desert. He flourished on a signature ability: a technique for cheating the electric company by slowing down the revolutions of its meters. In this Pakistani desert, behind Multan, this trick guaranteed Nawab’s employment, both off and on the farm of…”
Read it online at the New Yorker’s website.
Colloquium: Wednesday, April 24th 2013 at 14:30 h.
Previous discussion online here! Included your comments under this or next Peter Savaiano’s post about this short story.