We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir

08 November 2019 | By Samra Habib | Filed in: pakistan.

n A CANADA READS 2020 SELECTIONNATIONAL BESTSELLER n n nHow do you find yourself when the world tells you that you don t exist n nSamra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic extremists

Home Fire

16 June 2018 | By Kamila Shamsie | Filed in: pakistan.

Isma is free After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother s death, she s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred But she can t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or

The Night Diary

02 June 2017 | By Veera Hiranandani | Filed in: pakistan.

It s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries Pakistan and India The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders n nHalf Muslim, half Hindu twelve year old Nisha doesn t know where

Amal Unbound

16 August 2017 | By Aisha Saeed | Filed in: pakistan.

The compelling story of a girl s fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude n nLife is quiet and ordinary in Amal s Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she s busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day Her dreams are temporarily

Unmarriageable

11 March 2018 | By Soniah Kamal | Filed in: pakistan.

In this one of a kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry until an encounter with one Mr Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for des

We Are Displaced

15 July 2019 | By Malala Yousafzai | Filed in: pakistan.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will start with her own story of displacement as an Internally Displaced Person to show what it means to lose your home, your community, and the only world you ve ever known She will also share the personal stories of some of the girls she has met on her va

Written in the Stars

23 August 2019 | By Aisha Saeed | Filed in: pakistan.

This heart wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage Has Naila s fate been written in the stars Or can she still make her own destiny Naila s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, a

If They Come for Us

21 November 2018 | By Fatimah Asghar | Filed in: pakistan.

Poet and co creator of the Emmy nominated web series Brown Girls captures the experience of being a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing n nIn this powerful and imaginative debut poetry collection, Fatimah Asghar nakedly captures the experi

The Runaways

13 April 2017 | By Fatima Bhutto | Filed in: pakistan.

How far would you run to escape your life n nAnita lives in Karachi s biggest slum Her mother is a maalish wali, paid to massage the tired bones of rich women But Anita s life will change forever when she meets her elderly neighbour, a man whose shelves of books promise an escape to a different wor