Ather Zia: Why I write?

JK Bank

I think I write simply to be; as an affirmation of my witness. Period.



Ather Zia is a journalist turned anthropologist. She is currently finishing her research based on Kashmir at UC Irvine. She has published her first collection of poems, “The Frame,” and her work has appeared in Convergence Journal, Blazevox, Cerebrations, Samar and other journals. She also edits Kashmir Lit at