The Red Haired Woman

Orhan Pamuk Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Knopf  (2017) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: Amazon.co.uk IN: PK: Liberty Books Sophocles’s Oedipus meets Ferdowsi’s Rustam and Sohrab Growing up in Lahore of 1970s when I was in college, nothing could have prepared us for the invasion of Russian literature on the the …

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Exit West
Author: Mohsin Hamid2017

Mohsin Hamid Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Riverhead Books (2017) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: Amazon.co.uk IN: Flipkart PK: Liberty Books The tragedy of Europe today, Mohsin Hamid has suggested in his essays and journalism, is an inability to articulate a desirable future. Whether in Discontent and its Civilizations, his collected dispatches …

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Home Fire
Author: Kamila Shamsie2017

Kamila Shamsie Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Riverhead Books (2017) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: IN: PK: Liberty Books Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire is a post-9/11 Antigone. This is signalled by the novel’s epigraph from Seamus Heaney’s 2004 translation of Socrates’ lines: ‘The ones we love . . . are enemies of the state’. Heaney’s …

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Technologies of the Self
Author: Haris A. Durrani2016

Haris A. Durrani Hardcover: 138 pages Publisher: Brain Mill Press. (2016) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: IN: PK: ‘A person’s identity,’ Lebanese-French author Amin Maalouf once wrote, ‘is like a pattern drawn on a tightly stretched parchment. Touch just one part of it, just one allegiance, and the whole person will …

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چراغِ شبِ افسانہ – انتظار حسین کا جہانِ فن

Asif Farrukhi – آصف فرخی Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: Sangemeel Publications Lahore (2016) Language: Urdu US: UK:  IN: PK: Sengmeel Publications ہر بڑے آدمی کی موت پر کہا جاتا ہے کہ یہ خلا اب کبھی پر نہیں ہو گا۔ پھر وقت اس خلا کو پر کر دیتا ہے۔ کبھی ایسا بھی محسوس ہوتا ہے …

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The Book of Dhaka: A City in Short Fiction
Author: Edited by: Pushpita Alam and Arunava Sinha2016

Edited by: Pushpita Alam and Arunava Sinha Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd. (2016) Language: English « Excerpts (The Weapon)» « Excerpts (The Raincoat)» US: Amazon UK: IN: PK: Collections of place-themed fiction can be powerfully evocative with descriptions of indigenous sights and sounds, unique references to the geographical landscape, and above …

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سائے

Muhammad Amir Rana – محمد عامر رانا Hardcover: 112 pages Publisher: Sanjh Publications, Lahore (2016) Language: Urdu US: UK:  IN: PK: Sanjh Publications محمد عامر رانا ہمارے عہد کے جواں سال اسٹرائیجک تجزیہ نگار ہیں جنھوں نے اپنے کام سے عالمی شہرت حاصل کی ہے۔ اُن کی زندگی کا آغاز بطور افسانہ نگار …

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Mr. and Mrs. Jinnah: The Marriage that Shook India
Author: Sheela Reddy2017

Sheela Reddy Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Penguin Random House India (2017) Language: English « Excerpts » US: UK: IN: Amazon.in PK: Vanguard Bookstore There are probably as many books written on Mohammad Ali Jinnah as on his arch-rival Gandhi, and this is hardly surprising considering that these two fellow Gujaratis, only a few years …

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The Golden Legend
Author: Nadeem Aslam2017

Nadeem Aslam Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Knopf (2017) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: IN: PK: “Two of their buildings fell down and they think they know about the world’s darkness, about how unsafe a place it is capable of being!” remarks a character in Nadeem Aslam’s The Wasted Vigil (2008). That …

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