Dispatchaes from Pakistan is an introduction to that liveliness, with sixteen original essays that take us from Balochistan to Baltistan, and poetry from Jalib and Riyaz. This collection is essential reading for anyone who is invested in the social history of transformation underway in Pakistan.
With shrewd analysis rendered in accessible language, Dispatches lays plain the complex and vitally important conditions unfolding in 21st-century Pakistan.
About the Authors:
Madiha R. Tahir is a multimedia and print freelance journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. Her work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Herald, The Friday Times, as well as on Democracy Now!, PRI’s The World, Global Post and other outlets.
Qalandar Bux Memon is the editor of Naked Punch, a philosophy, art, and politics platform run by a collective of writers and activists. He is a lecturer of politics at Forman Christian University, Lahore, and cofounder of an intellectual café in Lahore called Café Bol.
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is the author of several books, including The Darker Nations (The New Press and LeftWord, 2008), Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (A.K. Press and LeftWord, 2012) and the forthcoming The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (Verso and LeftWord, 2013). He is the co-editor of Dispatches from Latin America (LeftWord and South End Press, 2006).