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About Kitaab

Help us connect more and more Asian writers with readers globally!

Kitaab, which means “book” in many Asian languages, was founded in 2005 by journalist and writer Zafar Anjum in Singapore as a space to celebrate and critique Asian writing in English. The revamped website, along with a publishing programme, was launched in 2013 with a much stronger focus.

Today, Kitaab is dedicated to connecting Asian writers with readers across the world and giving new voices an opportunity to express themselves on a credible platform.

Our publishing is free from commercial bias and not influenced by any agenda. Through a group of voluntary editors and contributors, we try to give a voice to those less heard. That’s why we have kept out platform free and open to anyone who visits us.

We have been running Kitaab free of charge since our inception, and we have resisted the urge to put our content behind a paywall! We believe that literature builds bridges, opens our hearts to others and widens our mental and emotional horizons. But given the challenges associated with running a website and a literary publishing organisation, we need your solid support.

Your support is critical for the future of our existence.

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