Pakistan: Karachi gears up for 5th annual Karachi Literature Festival

If you are a fan of Robert Fisk’s erudition and his brusque insights on neo-imperialism, mark your calendars for the fifth edition of Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) to soak up his words of wisdom.

The best-selling author and journalist will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural day of the festival, which will be held at the Beach Luxury Hotel from February 7 till February 9. Apart from Fisk, over 100 Pakistani and 30 international writers will grace the festival, including famous historian Dr Rajmohan Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

This was announced by Oxford University Press managing director Ameena Saiyid, who is also the cofounder of the festival, along with literary critic and fiction writer Asif Farrukhi. The programme was announced by the two organisers as they addressed a press conference along with Arts Council of Pakistan president Muhammad Ahmed Shah on Thursday.

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