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Ifti Nasim

Born: 1946, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Died: July 22, 2011, Chicago, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Nasim lived and worked in Chicago.

Biography: Ifti Nasim was a poet, writer and activist. He wrote two collections of Urdu poems and received an honorary Doctorate of Literature from the World Peace Academy of Delaware. He co-founded Sangat/Chicago, a Southasian LBGT organization and support group. A popular speaker on sexual diversity at different universities across the globe, Nasim also received the R.N. Tagore Award. He was a past president of Southasian Performing Arts Council of America and was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poet

Ifti Nasim on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A Lotus of another color :
ISBN: 1555831710 OCLC: 26855093

Alyson Publications, Boston : 1993.

Myrmecophile :
ISBN: 0738852295 OCLC: 47783987

"These poems describe the transition of a homosexual immigrant poet from Pakistan to an all-American gay writer and activist."--Page 4 of cover.