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Karachi - Our Stories in Our Words

Edited by Maniza Naqvi

The book is a collection of stories and voices from all over Karachi, written for a story-writing competition arranged by Oxford University Press Pakistan—and is based on the idea that everyone has a good story to tell. These stories, written by many individuals separately, together chronicle the city and its life. 

Karachi as a cosmopolitan city of prosperity and opportunity is a strong theme—a city where people from all over the country and continent mingle and live in close proximity. There are stories of kindness and empathy. And there are themes of deep income disparity and social injustice. There is nostalgia for a time gone by in Karachi, a new awareness of its past history, a love of the beach and the sea. There is deep pain in these stories—of the loss of loved ones, of violence and murder and target killings—and a real sense of belief and hope for a better future.

Author Description

Maniza Naqvi is a writer. Her works include four novels, Mass Transit, On Air, Stay With Me, A Matter of Detail, and a book of short stories Sarajevo Saturdays. She has also compiled and edited Festival! for the Karachi Literature Festival 2012. Born in Lahore, she spends her time between New York and Karachi.

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ISBN 9780199068517
Weight in kg 0.330
Rights World
Year of Publication 2013
Binding Paperback
Pages 358