Moniza Alvi

Moniza Ali is a Pakistani and British poet. Her work explores her identity, various cultures, and more. She won the Cholmondeley Award in 2002 and is considered one of Britain’s most important contemporary poets.

An Unknown Girl

‘An Unknown Girl’ by Moniza Alvi is a free verse poem that describes the intense connection between an “unknown girl,” a bazaar, and Indian culture.

The Wedding

‘The Wedding’ by Moniza Alvi depicts a wedding ceremony and a bride’s apprehensive approach to her new home in England and her new English family. 

The Wedding

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