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CM 04 'Pakistan?' Launch at SOAS


Wednesday 31 Oct 2012, 18:30 — 21:00


Room G2, College Buildings, Russel Square


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Join the editors of Critical Muslim as they launch the Pakistan? issue. 

Ziauddin Sardar will be launching this edition of the quarterly in which he questions the question mark that is always placed in front of Pakistan.

Samia Rahman and Avaes Mohammad will read excerpts from the quarterly, in which Robin Yassin-Kassab asks why Pakistan has not imploded, Taimur Khan breaks bread with the gangsters and bookies of Karachi, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad revisits Peshawar, Mahvish Ahmad tracks down the separatist in Quetta, Ehsan Masood watches Pakistani television, Merryl Wyn Davies deconstructs ‘imaginariums’ of Pakistan, Aamer Hussein discusses Pakistani modern classic fiction, Bina Shah asks if there is boom in Pakistani literature, Bilal Tanweer listens to ‘Coke Studio’, Muneeza Shamsie discovers the literary secrets of her family, Taymiya R. Zaman overcomes her fear of talking about Pakistan, Ali Maraj assesses Imran Khan, Shazia Mirza tells rude jokes in Lahore, and a fake novel by Ibn-e-Safi is spotted in Bahwalnagar.

Plus a new translation of an old short story by A R Khatoon, a new story by Yasir Shah, poems by Ghalib, John Siddique and Zehra Nigah, Atia Jilani’s Quranic art, photographs by Ayesha Malik, and ‘Ten Things We Love About Pakistan’.


Open to the public, no booking required.

Organiser: Centre for the Study of Pakistan,

Centres & Programmes Office, SOAS University of London

Venue: Room G2, College Buildings, SOAS, Russel Square

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4892/3