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The Shadow of the Crescent Moon: writing Pakistan

South Asia Centre public lecture

Date: Monday 25 November 2013 
Time: 6.30-7.30pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Fatima Bhutto

Coming from one of Pakistan's political dynasties, the country has always been at the heart of Fatima Bhutto's writing.  Her debut novel, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, is set in a small town close to the Afghan border, against a backdrop of contemporary conflict.  In this talk Fatima will discuss how outsiders view Pakistan and how writers contribute to that image.

Fatima Bhutto was born in 1982 in Kabul, grew up in Damascus, and lives in Karachi. She is the author of a memoir, Songs of Blood and Sword|. Her debut novel is The Shadow of the Crescent Moon|.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEPakistan

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