About the event
This month’s pick is the Booker shortlisted novel, 10 minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World by award-winning British-Turkish author, Elif Shafak.
Tequila Leila has been brutally murdered and left in a dumpster on the outskirts of the city of Istanbul. But in the 10 minutes and 38 seconds after her heart stops beating, her brain is still active with memories of her bittersweet life. The last vestiges of Leila’s fading consciousness throw up sights, scents and sounds from her past - some tender, some painful, all of them leading inexorably to a brutal present - the memories they bring present an extraordinary tale of a broken but profoundly courageous woman.
Read the book and join us for an engaging discussion at the library!
Limited copies of the novel are available in the library for members to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.
- This event is recommended for ages 18 and above.
- This event is FREE and open to the public.
- Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.
- When visiting the library for the event, participants MUST carry their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership card for gate access.
If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to us at: email@example.com
Location: British Council Karachi Library
Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Registration will close on Friday, 29 November 2019.