Maham Javaid

Maham Javaid is a writer and journalist from Pakistan. She is the winner of the 2019 Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize, and has been shortlisted for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Maham is currently working for Human Rights Watch in New York City and can be reached at @jmaham.

"The tangible power of language"

Cliffordene Norton, Maham Javaid Literatuur 2020-05-07

"My story explores the tenuous bonds between the female body, gender, and society. It describes the absurd bodily experience of being a brown woman by exploring the sexual lives of young South Asian people, the relationships young women nurture and destroy with parents and partners, and the mythical battle between modesty and objectification." Maham Javaid’s short story has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.