The Silent Minaret
Ishtiyaq Shukri

Date: 2004

Brief: critique and feedback

Job description: I read through several drafts of this novel, suggesting changes, edits and aspects for further development. Being closely involved in its journey from first draft to final manuscript, I became very familiar with the text. It was very exciting when it won the 2004 EU Literary Award for Best First Novel and was published by Jacana Media (South Africa) as part of this prize.

I started writing a testimonial but in truth I ran out of superlatives because there are not enough in the English language for you! You have been terrific and I am very thankful.

Ishtiyaq Shukri, author, The Silent Minaret