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The Theory of i

Aftab Yusuf Shaikh
Type: Print Book
Genre: Children
Language: English
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The Theory of I is the story of a confused and angry teenager. The way they all are. Aftab started writing this novel when he himself was one such teen. In the library of Siddharth College in Mumbai, this novel commenced its journey one September evening of the year 2006 and it finally completed its journey on one November evening of the year 2019. Thirteen years of living have made this book a teenager as well. This is the first novel the author started and the second he completed.

About the Author

Shaikh was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) to Tahira and Yusuf Shaikh, a boiler cleaning contractor. He attended St. Joseph's School, Kurla, Bombay, Siddharth College and G.N.Khalsa College. He started writing at the age of eight and has since written over two hundred poems.
He writes in English and Urdu.
His poems have been featured in international publications like Muse India, The Istanbul Literary Review, The Barefoot Review, The Enchanting Verse Literary Review, Emerge Literary Review, Time Vision, Time Mastermind, Kritya Poetry Journal, Frogpond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Shot Glass Journal, etc. He has published four booklets of poetry namely 'Poem Twenty Ten,' 'Emma', 'Daddy and Ibrahim' and 'Bachelor of Arts'.
His first novel 'The Library Girl' was published in 2017 by LiFi Publications, New Delhi. In 2019, The Karadi Tales Company, Chennai, published his first picture book for children titled 'Letters To Ammi' as a part of their Cities Series.
In March 2010, he was diagnosed with Blood Cancer (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) . After a duel of months, he survived the disease. Back to normal life, he continues writing. His works have been featured alongside the biggest names in Arab poetry like Adonis and Mahmud Darwesh; and Indian names like Arundhathi Subramaniam, Gopikrishnan Kottoor, K. Satchidanandan, Jayanta Mahapatra and Anita Nair.
His poems have also been published or planned to be published in several anthologies such as Overplay/Underdone (Medusa's Laugh Press, 2013), Before There Is Nowhere To Stand: Palestine Israel Poets Respond To the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012), Malala: Poems For Malala Yousafzai (FutureCycle Press, 2013), World Peace E-Anthology (World Poetry Forum, 2013), The Dance Of The Peacock (Hidden Brook Press, 2014), etc. He was shortlisted for the International Capoliveri Haiku Prize 2013 by the Capoliveri Commune, Italy; nominated for the Poem of the Year Award 2016 instituted by SalisOnline Magazine and shortlisted twice for the WordWeavers Short Story Prize in 2018 and 2019. He gained third position in the WordWeavers Haiku Prize 2019.
 Aftab earned his Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees in Christian Studies from the International Institute of Church Management, Chennai and a Bachelors in English Literature and Psychology from the University of Mumbai and a Masters in English from Alagappa University. In September 2019, Shaikh travelled to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinnah on a pilgrimage.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781704575117
Publisher: Persian Sun Press
Number of Pages: 163
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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