BrickWalls_Coverby Monica Arora, Reviews Editor, Kitaab

Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan by Saadia Faruqi

FB Publishing; 200 pages

English writer, poet and WWI veteran J.R.R. Tolkien has said, “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater”. A lot has been said and written about how Pakistan is a hotbed for terrorism. Its “purported” links with international terror organisations have earned it much notoriety and attracted negative publicity for the country worldwide. Reams have been devoted to discussing the Indo-Pakistan border skirmishes, and fear of violence is escalating. Much has been discussed about the troops from both sides being vulnerable and often succumbing to their injuries.