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Waseem Hussain

Waseem Hussain

Songs, literature, projects

I write literary and essayistic texts in German, currently a novel with the working title "Karachi Dreams".

I also write songs for musicians, bands and singers. My lyrics are in English.

Literary work

  • Fragen hätte ich noch - Geschichten von unseren Großeltern, Rotpunktverlag, 2024, ISBN 978-3-03973-039-1

  • Co-initiator and co-organiser of Lürix, a workshop for lyrical writing and its public presentation, in collaboration with Andrea Grieder and Daniel Huber.

  • „Verhinderter Eklat an der XVII. Triennale Südasiatischer Hühnereinbalsamierer”, Literaturblatt, 2024

  • „Ich täusche mich”, an art portfolio based on a text I wrote, with Marcel Nusskern (typography) and Daniel Reichenbach (illustrations), 1996

  • First reader „Der Sommer, in dem ich Schwarz wurde“ by Angélique Beldner and Martin R. Dean, 2021, ISBN 978-3-7152-5000-7

  • First reader „Eisbären weinen nicht“ by Hans W. Hunziker, 1987, ISBN 3-726-60015-9

Contributions to non-fiction books

  • „Wer wen wann in Indien führt“ in: „Interkulturell führen“, Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung & Gabal, 2009, ISBN 978-3-03823-514-9

  • „Fragmente zum indischen Kulturkreis” in: „In der Fremde“, Verlag Haupt, 2007, ISBN 978-3-258-07220-3

Feature pieces & essays

Journalistic & editorial work

  • Selection of journalistic work

  • Editor-in-chief of the jubilee book „indialogue“ on the Swiss-Indian cultural dialogue, commissioned by the Indian Association Zurich, 2005, SBN 3-033-00379-6


Other activities in arts and culture

  • Member of the group of independent regional experts, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, 2016 - 2019

  • Curator of art exhibitions in the office building of the Swiss Mortgage and Commercial Bank HYPOSWISS, Zurich, 1991 - 1993

  • Initiator and co-organiser First Kilchberg Cultural Meeting, 1987

  • Screenplay writer and director of the short film "Larry", shown at youth film festivals in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, 1986

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