Blood of Stone

By Tāriq Malik

Categories: Poetry
Imprint: Caitlin Press
Paperback : 9781773861265, March 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-03-01


In Kotli Petrichor, Tariq Malik revisits Kotli, the 1,000-year-old city of his formative years in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. Marked by the traumas of dislocation and migration, the city and its inhabitants share secrets and longings, chronicled and imagined by Malik as he gives voice to a personal history that precedes his experiences as an immigrant in Canada, as portrayed in Exit Wounds. As the inhabitants of Kotli are forced to branch out in search of home, their stories expand to encompass the diaspora of Malik’s fellow mohijar. Named for the earthy, familiar scent present after rainfall, Kotli Petrichor is a compelling, luminous celebration of people and place.