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How to Write About Pakistan

Various Contributors

‘Fundamentalist mangoes must have more texture; secular mangoes should have artificial flavouring.’

Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid grew up in Lahore, Pakistan. He studied at Princeton under Toni Morrison and Harvard Law, and currently lives in New York City.

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Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif was born in Okara. A former head of the BBC Urdu Service, he is the author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes. He lives in Karachi.

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Daniyal Mueenuddin

Daniyal Mueenuddin is the author of the short-story collection In Other Rooms, Other Wonders. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan, with his wife and son. Kristal Slama is the protagonist of his forthcoming novel, No Loving Cup Tonight.    

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Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels and one book of non-fiction. The first, In the City by the Sea was published by Granta Books in 1998 and shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Burnt Shadows was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and translated into more than twenty languages. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a trustee of English PEN and a member of the Authors Cricket Club.

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