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An American Brat, by Bapsi Sidhwa

Acclaimed Pakistani author Bapsi Sidhwa’s 1993 novel An American Brat describes the coming of age of a teenage Parsee girl from Lahore, Pakistan. Influenced by the wave of conservatism sweeping Pakistan in the late 1970s, Feroza Ginwalla begins to express such opinions as women shouldn’t wear revealing clothes, or that they shouldn’t play sports. Worried […]

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2021: End-of-year wrap up

Before this blog, I’d never sat down to analyse or write about the books that I read. Sure, I’d discuss them sometimes with friends, but it’s not the same thing as actively thinking about a book and expressing my thoughts coherently in the form of a blog post. My end-of-year list is tremendously short, especially […]

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