October 24, 2021

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Discontent and Its Civilizations – Pakistan’s place in the world

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In a collection of essays, Mohsin Hamid looks at Pakistan’s role as villain within the global news industry: The Guardian

Mohsin Hamid, novelist.In 2010, Mohsin Hamid was asked by Granta to contribute to a piece entitled “How to write about Pakistan”. Other poets or novelists might have railed against accounts littered with mullahs, military generals, secret agencies and American drones. Hamid, characteristically droll, drew up a list of 10 commandments of which the first three were: “Must have mangoes”; “Must have maids who serve mangoes”; “Maids must have affairs with man servants who should occasionally steal mangoes.”

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