Aamer Hussein Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection is concerned with fiction written by Aamer Hussein. There are photocopies and printouts of reviews of his work. The main body of the collection consists of copies of some of his stories and excerpts from his fiction. Occasionally they are annotated, and in a few cases we have early versions of items later published in a different form.

Administrative / Biographical History

Aamer Hussein was born in 1955 in Karachi. He lived in Pakistan until 1968, after which he attended university in India. In 1970 he came to the UK, where he studied at SOAS. After graduating he worked as a researcher for films and television, but in the 1980s he began to write full time. He has written books of short stories and other fiction, and has edited and contributed to other publications. In the 1990s he began to lecture and teach literature and creative writing.


Numbered folders.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers, by appointment. Please email: special.collections@brunel.ac.uk, giving at least two working days notice.

Further details about access to our collections are available on our website.

Access to archive material is subject to preservation requirements and must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

SALIDAA deposited part of their archive with Brunel University Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

A pdf finding aid is available on the collection's webpage.

Alternative Form Available

Digital copies of some of the collection are available on VADS: the online resource for digital arts

Archivist's Note

Described by Paula Gerrard, with amendments by Katie Flanagan.

Conditions Governing Use

The material, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by copyright. You are unable to publish, in full or in part, without the permission of the copyright holder. However you may use the material as permitted under statutory exceptions in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, e.g. quote for purposes of scholarship within the limits of fair dealing.

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