This is Pakistan

This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by the Karachi-based journalist Sanam Maher to discuss cliché and originality in foreign correspondents' writing on Pakistan; a whistle-stop tour through (some) of the books of 2021; Lucy Scholes reviews a clutch of novels in the British Library's Women Writers series, dedicated to once-popular writers


The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a divided nation, by Declan Walsh

O, the Brave Music by Dorothy Evelyn Smith

The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair 

Chatterton Square by E. H. Young

Father by Elizabeth Von Arnim 


 

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