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About the AuthorMohammed Hanif was born in Okara, Pakistan, in 1965. He graduated from Pakistan Air Force Academy as Pilot Officer, but subsequently left to pursue a career in journalism. He has written plays for the stage and BBC radio, and his film The Long Night has been shown at film festivals around the world. His first novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009. He is currently head of the BBC's Urdu Service and lives in London.
Author 1Mohammed Hanif
Editor 1Christopher Tolkien
Editorial Review"Relentlessly readable. . . . A comedy for those who think, a tragedy for those who feel. . . . Hanif does Karachi better than Rushdie does Bombay. . . . Perhaps Pakistan's brightest English-language voice." —The Guardian "Rambunctious, vulgar, funny, and moving, Alice Bhatti wields enormous emotional punch. . . . Right now the world could do with more books that portray Pakistanis that way." —Time "In this bold, uncompromising novel, Hanif draws a compassionate and despairing portrait of a nation in bedlam." —Financial Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Number of Pages240
Publication Date1/9/2011