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Exploding Mangoes and Alice Bhatti: Readings and Conversation with the Author

Friday, January 24, 2014
12:00 AM
1636 School of Social Work Building

Co-Sponsors: Department of English Language and Literature; Institute for Humanities

Mohammed Hanif is the special correspondent for BBC Urdu, Karachi, Pakistan, and one of Pakistan’s preeminent fiction writers. He is the author of, A Case of Exploding Mangoes (2008), which was reviewed in such major publications as the New York TimesThe Independent (UK), and The Guardian (UK). The book was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, short-listed for The Guardian First Book Award and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel. His most recent novel, Our Lady of Alice Bhatti (2012), has similarly been reviewed in major publications, including the New York TimesThe New Republic, and The Boston Globe.

This program is organized by the Center for South Asian Studies with support from the U-M LSA Theme Semester and co-sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature and the Institute for Humanities.

Mohammed Hanif, writer and BBC special correspondent, Karachi