Moirae

By Mehreen Ahmed

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Written in stream of consciousness style and embedded in dream allegory, Moirae depicts human predicament exploring notions of fate and religion. Taken from a fantasy land in a parallel world with two moons, called the Lost Winds, this story is about human oppression under a tyrannical regime which calls itself democratic. To flee persecution, people seek protection in a place called Draviland, far away from the Lost Winds. Dramas pertaining to such human conditions have been captured in the main character's lucid dreams, often knitted in pink honeycomb pattern to construe self organized behavior, emerging spontaneously through swarm intelligence.



Queensland writer, Mehreen Ahmed has been publishing since 1987. Her first publications were journalistic, which appeared in the Sheaf, a campus newspaper at the university of Saskatchewan Canada. Later on she published fiction and academic non-fiction. Jacaranda Blues is her debut novella. A featured author for The Story Institute, she has published The Blotted and Line,a collection of short stories. More recently, Snapshots, a book of travels was published by PostScript Editions. Her academic publications include book reviews primarily and research article. They appeared in many notable, peer-reviewed journals of her area of study, such as Computer Assisted Language Learning, Special Issue, Intelligent Call Systems, Lisse, Netherlands Vol 15 Issue 4, 2002. This was republished on Cambridge Journals, Language Teaching by Cambridge University Press, Vol 36 Issue 2,2003.http://journals.cambridge.org/abstrac... and Taylor and Francis, Routledge, Vol 15 Issue 4, 2002. Software reviews were also published in On-Call, Vol 1 No 2 Sept, 1999 and International Society for Technology in Education,Vol 28 No 4, 2000-2001; a book review on Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies by Rebecca L Oxford, was published in Language, Learning and Technology, Special Issue, Vol 15 No 3 Oct, 2011, followed by a reproduction, for Independence Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group, 2012, University of Canterbury, Kent U.K. She has two MA degrees in English and Computer Assisted Language Learning (Applied Linguistics) from Dhaka university and the university of Queensland, Brisbane Australia


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Queensland writer, Mehreen Ahmed has been publishing since 1987. Her first publications were journalistic, which appeared in the Sheaf, a campus newspaper at the university of Saskatchewan Canada. Later on she published fiction and academic non-fiction. Jacaranda Blues is her debut novella. A featured author for The Story Institute, she has published The Blotted and Line,a collection of short stor...


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Mehreen Ahmed

Mehreen Ahmed

17 June at 05:02

Emeritus professor University College Dublin review's Moirae
Paul B McNultyon May 12, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Ever since James Joyce introduced the concept of “stream of consciousness,” I have been fascinated by this literary technique. It was against this background that I eagerly approached “Moirae” written by Mehreen Ahmed. I was not disappointed as she traversed the silent land of the Lost Winds. I loved the description of the arrest of Nalia’s newly wedded husband as the police discovered the huge sum of money he had stolen. I was fascinated to find banshees in India which I had thought were unique to Ireland and Highland Scotland. I was also intrigued to find that her disgraced husband was found profiteering from illegal transportation of people fleeing from persecution, shades of our current problems in the Mediterranean. Ms Ahmed now had my undivided attention as I sailed through a most enjoyable read.

Mehreen Ahmed

Mehreen Ahmed

17 June at 04:54

5but it is undoubtedly the best, most mature work
ByTony McMahonon March 13, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Mehreen Ahmed is a wildly interesting writer. Moirae is not the first book from the Queensland scribe that I’ve read, but it is undoubtedly the best, most mature work. This is a nebulous yet - paradoxically perhaps – razor sharp text that speaks to the reader on a number of intellectual levels. Ahmed somehow manages to blend stream of consciousness type prose with a sure knack for story telling, and the results are no less than delightful. If you think about it, this kind of mixture is one that few writers have the ability – or the audacity – to attempt. Joyce is one exception that springs to mind, but he is probably an exception that only proves the rule. Jack Kerouac maybe. Either way, with this work, it is obvious that Ahmed joins a very select group indeed. Thoroughly recommended for both its technical beauty and, not inconsiderably, its bravery.

Tony McMahon, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University

Mehreen Ahmed

Mehreen Ahmed

5 May at 10:48

Thank you for the follow.

Mehreen Ahmed

Mehreen Ahmed

17 June at 04:53

5Literary writing at its finest
ByPaul H Landes "Author"on April 21, 2015
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I can’t imagine a more difficult style of writing to undertake, yet Ahmed has created a vibrant story full of intriguing and delightful images. It did take me a while to fully understand and appreciate the stream of consciousness style, but once I gained an understanding of how the author was telling her story I was captivated.

The overall subject matter deals with class struggle and poverty and Ahmed has told a story that really made me take a look at the problems facing many parts of our world. While not the most uplifting topic, Ahmed managed to weave in scenes and tales of the positive emotions and pleasantries of small town life- brilliant.

I have read some of Ahmed’s prior works and while I enjoyed them all, Moiree is a book that made me take stock of my own consciousness.

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