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‘Your idea hovers out of reach. It offers hope, and threatens despair; there’s a story here, it whispers, but are you the one to tell it?’

Rukhsana Ahmad speaks with John Siddique about her peripatetic childhood in Pakistan, how her concern for other people motivates her to keep writing across years and genres, and how she’s avoided the constraints of the ‘post-colonial’.

‘If scripts were changed so little and yet could be so successful, then is my work really better now because, using a computer, I can change it all the time?’