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Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

This post has been a long time coming, I got this book on the evening of my birthday which I spent listening to Ishiguro talking about it and answering questions about it in Manchester Central Library. It was a fascinating… Continue Reading →

Book Review – Arab Jazz by Karim Miské, Trans. Sam Gordon

“Yes. They killed her. And I’m not sure, but it occurred to me that I might have loved her, that I loved her in my own way. I imagined the life we might have lived together … It went as… Continue Reading →

Book Review: How To Be Both – Ali Smith

I cannot express my love for the wonderful Ali Smith enough. Every book of hers that I read makes me more and more happy and content, and leaves me with a serious desire to read everything she’s ever written –… Continue Reading →

Liebster Awards – Thank you Amy!

A huge thank you to PursuingBears for this nomination to answer questions that are probably difficult! The Liebster Award Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you. (Thank you Rosie!) Answer the eleven questions set by the blogger. Give eleven facts about yourself…. Continue Reading →

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The Wandering Falcon – Book Review

The Wandering Falcon is by Jamil Ahmed. In summary, it is a collection of short stories that  explore the experiences of the border ‘tribes’ of Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. In general I think the people he writes about can be separated… Continue Reading →

Clothes, birthdays, and a bit of politics.

Today we went to the Hadri (pronounced heh-dree) bazaar. The taxi driver knew that mum and I were visiting (maybe just me, he didn’t specify) but he was a lovely bloke and made sure to take us safely and talk… Continue Reading →

Food and Debates

So days here feel strangely long and short at the same time. Long because I am aware of the heat and am experiencing unfamiliar things, and short because at the end of the day, I feel like a lot has… Continue Reading →

Day 1

This the first time I’ve been to my uncle’s new house – in fact I hadn’t realised he had moved. He, along with his wife, two sons, one daughter, one daughter-in-law, and his mother, now live in a single floor,… Continue Reading →

Arrival – Jinnah International Airport

I have been to a number of airports in my ancient existence (okay, not that many), but Pakistan’s always stands out to me. It isn’t huge, or terribly modern, or spacious. The marble, probably once very fashionable, is now discoloured… Continue Reading →

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