How do you feel when someone talks about Pakistan? A certain kind of rage fills up in your entire body right? You start thinking about Islamism, terrorism and oppression. This is what we are full of. This is what we have learnt about our neighbour through media or films who keep trying to portray a distorted image of Pakistan and ignore the other faces that it has.
But now books about modern day Pakistan have made their way towards the global platform which can give us some insight about our neighbour Pakistan and the people of Pakistan.
If you are curious enough to learn more about Pakistan you should read these books.
Goodbye Freddie Mercury by Nadia Akbar
Nadia Akbar’s book will take you to a journey into the life of rich and high class people of Pakistan. And how their life is full of troublesome relationships and fueled by drugs.
You Can’t Go Home Again by Sarvat Hasin
This mystery story will engulf you in seconds and you won’t be able to stop reading it. Based on a group of teenagers who all have their secrets. Their secrets keep on getting bigger when one of them goes missing.
Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
Power, politics, sex, relationships and money, this book has it all and will keep you hooked. It is a tale about two friends, one of them hits a rough patch in life and starts an affair with the wife of his friend.
Karachi, You’re Killing Me! By Saba Imtiaz
Based on the reality of female journalist in Pakistan, this book is a must read. This book was even recreated as a movie. I will let you guys guess which movies it was.
The Crow Eaters by Bapsi Sidhwa
This book by Bapsi Sidhwa is full of humour and will help you know about the Parsee community living in Pakistan.
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
If you love reading spy thriller books then this will be a good choice. A fictional story about the killing of Pakistan’s general-cum-dictator Zia-ul-Haq. But it will give you a theory about what must have happened.