Cover features a stylised carriage clock.

Against the Dust

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim

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In Against the Dust, the suffocating summer heat threatens to drown an old house in dust, whilst a masterly spectre haunts his ageing servant—an attempt to keep past memories alive.

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a television producer by day and a writer by night. Born and raised in Pakistan, she is currently based in the United States. She was a finalist for the inaugural Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction.

Praise & Reviews

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim tugs on the idea of impermanence, the transient lifespan of people, places, and relationships and what is left once those threads vanish. — Nada Sewidan, in Portland Review

Beautiful […] an incredible command of perspective. — Kamil Ahsan

In these beautiful stories, you’ll see yourself staring right back, mouthing the words, ‘Keep turning the pages. It’ll be okay—maybe not now, but someday.’ — Michael J Seidlinger

I love these stories for their tight and complex architectures, for their dark corners, and for their willingness to shine a light on all the people we’ve been and all we might become. — T Kira Madden