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Postcards from god (including Purdah) (1997)
I Speak for the Devil (2001)
The terrorist at my table (2006)
Leaving Fingerprints (2009)
Born in Pakistan, Imtiaz Dharker grew up a Muslim Calvinist in a Lahori household in Glasgow and eloped with a Hindu Indian to live in Bombay. She now lives between India, London and Wales. She is an accomplished artist and documentary film-maker, and has published four books with Bloodaxe, Postcards from god (including Purdah) (1997), I Speak for the Devil (2001), The terrorist at my table (2006) and Leaving Fingerprints (2009), all including her own drawings.
Imtiaz Dharker describes herself as a Scottish Muslim Calvinist, and it is this combination of seemingly irreconcilable differences that characterises both her poetry and her pencil work. (Imtiaz is an accomplished visual artist, as her four published collections and exquisite website beautifully illustrates.)
The main themes of Dharker’s poetry include home, freedom, journeys, geographical and cultural displacement, communal conflict and gender politics.