Faber & Faber - Nadeem Aslam introduces The Blind Man's Garden
Nadeem Aslam introduces The Blind Man's Garden
Nadeem Aslam's fourth novel, The Blind Man's Garden, set, like its predecessor in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, and is already garnering terrific reviews: writing in the Independent, Leyla Sanai said of it: 'Once or twice a year, a book stuns me. Nadeem Aslam's fourth novel, The Blind Man's Garden, has done just that. My expectations were high: Aslam has won a clutch of prizes. But the power of this extraordinary novel is still jarring.'
And James Lasdun in the Guardian wrote: 'by any measure The Blind Man's Garden is an impressive accomplishment; a gripping and moving piece of storytelling that gets the calamitous first act in the "War on Terror" on to the page with grace, intelligence and rare authenticity.'
In this short film, Nadeem explains what he set out to do in the book.