Nadya Chishty-Mujahid

FICTION: DJINNS AND FREE WILL

FICTION: DJINNS AND FREE WILL

Those expecting to be regaled by a highly supernatural tale are bound to be disappointed, but there is plenty else to be... Published 29 Aug, 2021 07:06am
FICTION: FRY DOES THE ILIAD

FICTION: FRY DOES THE ILIAD

Retelling the story of the Trojan War would have been challenging for even the most highly trained of classicists, but Stephen Fry Published 01 Aug, 2021 07:05am
NON-FICTION: SNOOPZ IN DA HOUSE

NON-FICTION: SNOOPZ IN DA HOUSE

A work of creative non-fiction presents a gritty and frank portrayal of criminal life in the suburbs, written by a talented writer Published 28 Mar, 2021 06:28am
FICTION: TRYING TO CONTAIN A WORLD

FICTION: TRYING TO CONTAIN A WORLD

A debut novel set in Lahore and New York and focused on the plight of the marginalised in Pakistan shows future promise even... Published 07 Feb, 2021 07:49am
FICTION: EAT, PRAY, LOVE IN LAHORE

FICTION: EAT, PRAY, LOVE IN LAHORE

Although marketed as a bicultural chick-lit endeavour, Hina Belitz’s sophomore novel is elegantly written and humorous. Updated 03 Nov, 2020 02:52pm
FICTION: HEARTS AND MINDS

FICTION: HEARTS AND MINDS

A bi-cultural novel about two Egyptian sisters set in the post-Arab Spring world explores timeless issues of love and longing... Updated 13 Sep, 2020 07:20am
FICTION: LADY OF THE FLIES

FICTION: LADY OF THE FLIES

Despite some flaws, a debut novel charmingly depicts village life and growing up within it as a free spirit Published 08 Mar, 2020 08:32am
FICTION: CELEBRATING SISTERHOOD

FICTION: CELEBRATING SISTERHOOD

Had it not won the Booker Prize, Bernardine Evaristo’s novel would still have entered the literary canon based on its Published 12 Jan, 2020 07:03am
FICTION: THE CHARISMATIC THUG

FICTION: THE CHARISMATIC THUG

Sheheryar Sheikh’s sophomore novel is a thinly disguised fictional biopic that underscores the ugly side of power Published 03 Nov, 2019 07:02am
IN MEMORIAM: THE SONG OF THE BELOVED

IN MEMORIAM: THE SONG OF THE BELOVED

Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winner Toni Morrison, who died August 5, allowed her imagination to boldly go where no Published 18 Aug, 2019 07:16am
FICTION: GOTHIC SHADOWLANDS

FICTION: GOTHIC SHADOWLANDS

The latest literary endeavour from a Pakistani author is a satisfying novella, two short stories and a narrative poem Published 21 Jul, 2019 05:53am
FICTION: THE INDOMITABLE LAALE

FICTION: THE INDOMITABLE LAALE

A new novel about Bahadur Shah Zafar’s court and one of his concubines goes further than most popular historical fiction Published 02 Jun, 2019 07:16am
FICTION: THE BLACK WATERS OF HISTORY

FICTION: THE BLACK WATERS OF HISTORY

Uzma Aslam Khan’s latest novel can be a difficult read at times, but she deserves credit for her vast research and for Published 12 May, 2019 07:02am
FICTION: THE NEXT BIG KARACHI NOVEL?

FICTION: THE NEXT BIG KARACHI NOVEL?

With a protagonist impossible not to like and enjoyably ranging across aspects of Karachi’s art, culture, landscape and Updated 18 Mar, 2019 09:05am
FICTION: DISSOLVING IDENTITIES

FICTION: DISSOLVING IDENTITIES

Reissued after 40 years, a memoir-like novel still seems fresh and emotive, but its brevity cannot do justice to its Published 13 Jan, 2019 07:23am
FICTION: TWIST IN THE TALE

FICTION: TWIST IN THE TALE

In his entertaining latest collection of short stories, Sir Jeffrey Archer demonstrates he is not simply a gifted writer Published 28 Oct, 2018 07:09am