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Monday 30 March 2015 
AfK - conference hall - 6.30 pm

A season for Martyrs by and with Bina SHAH (Writer & journalist)

Moderated by: Professor Nadya Qamar Chishty-Mujahid (IBA)
Monday 30 March - Conference Hall - 6:30 pm

Bina Shah is a writer of English fiction and a journalist living in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. She is a regular columnist for the Dawn and the International New York Times and has also contributed to international newspapers The Guardian, The Independent, Al Jazeera, and the Huffington Post and international journals Granta, Wasafiri and Critical Muslim.

Her latest novel, A Season For Martyrs, was published in Nov. 2014 in the U.S. to critical acclaim.

Bina Shah was born in Karachi, Pakistan and was raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Pakistan. She holds a degree in Psychology from Wellesley College and a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a fellow of the University of Iowa, having participated in the International Writers Program in 2011.

She won the Agahi Award for Journalism in Education in 2014 for her article on the Deaf Reach Schools of Pakistan. Her humorous writing, political satire, and clear-eyed view of social issues have earned her critical praise and a devoted following amongst Pakistanis all over the world.

The Salon Littéraire is an initiative of the Alliance Française de Karachi which brings Pakistani and French writers, both contemporary and past, to the AFK in order to discuss and interact on matters of literature with AFK members and the general public. Previous sessions have included talks on Parveen Shakir, the poetry of Benazir Bhutto, and the First World War in French Literature.

The Salon Littéraire is free and open to the public.
For more details, please contact Eric Touzé (