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Dizzy in Karachi: A Journey to Pakistan
by Maliha Masood (Goodreads Author)
In a post-9/11 world, one young woman sought to understand what remained of her homeland beyond headlines and stereotypes As a graduate student of international affairs in Boston, Maliha Masood was deeply conflicted when it came to Pakistan. It was her birthplace where she spent an idyllic childhood riding camels on the beach, reciting English poetry and dancing to Abba. ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published February 27th 2013 by Booktrope Editions
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I always enjoy reading and learning about other cultures and it was interesting to read about daily life in a country that most people associate only with terrorists. The author is very adventurous in what she sees and does during her time in Pakistan, as she refamiliarizes herself with her roots. I wasn't always sure though, if she was actually enjoying herself, or just going through the motions in order to say she had done it. The author also includes a great deal of information about ...more
Not bad, but not great. After her last book, which was fantastic, I was excited for Dizzy in Karachi, but this book was overly long and meandering in an unpleasant way. It never seemed to make any sort a point and seemed more like reworked diary entries than a coherent and cohesive book.
Maliha Masood is a Pakistani born writer based in Seattle, WA. She is also a teacher and educator on global affairs. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous anthologies including Best Travel Writing by Women for 2010. Maliha is the author of two travelogues focusing on the Middle East and South Asia. Born in Karachi, she immigrated to the United States at the age of eleven and returned to ...moreMore about Maliha Masood...