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Moniza Alvi

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Moniza Alvi was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She was the daughter of a Pakistani father and an English mother. Her father moved to Hatfield, Hertfordshire in England when she was a few months old. She did not revisit Pakistan until after the publication of her first book of poems - The Country over my Shoulder. She worked for several years as a high school teacher, but is now a freelance writer and tutor for the Open College of the Arts, living in London. She and her husband, Robert, have a daughter named Alice.

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