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Posted: Tuesday January 4, 2011
Sadru Jetha

Sadru Jetha was born and raised in Zanzibar under British rule. Studying law at Dublin University and philosophy at the University of London, he practised law in Tanzania; lectured in the philosophy of law in England; and immigrated to Canada in the 1980s. His work has been published in various literary magazines, anthologized in Due West, and broadcast on CBC’s Alberta Anthology.



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Nuri Does Not Exist

"Nuri Does Not Exist is, at heart, a gripping collection of short stories that explores the transient, multiple, unstable categories of identity to which we attempt to bind ourselves … Jetha masterfully weaves the tension between constructed and intrinsic selfhood into every page." —EVENT

“Sadru Jetha’s story ‘Nuri Does Not Exist’ is a sharply intelligent and genuinely moving exploration of identity and displacement. ” —Canadian Literature

“‘Nuri Does Not Exist,’ is about a Zanzibari who becomes a Tanzanian who becomes a Calgarian. Losing and gaining an identity with each shuffle, he has kept safe from evil spirits by secreting his real names. Jetha’s piece is exotic …” —Books in Canada


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