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Book Club: Pureland by Zarrar Said | Lahore

Book Club: Pureland by Zarrar Said | Lahore

Sunday 21st April 15:00 16:00

Our April Book Club pick is Zarrar Said’s controversial and exciting debut – a novel based loosely on the life of Pakistani Nobel Laureate Dr. Abdus Salam.

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Our April Book Club pick is Zarrar Said’s controversial and exciting debut – a novel based loosely on the life of Pakistani Nobel Laureate Dr. Abdus Salam.

Narrated by an assassin working for the Caliphate, this book marries magical realism with a dystopian plot to tell the story of Salim Agha, his latest victim. Agha is a child prodigy in the fictional country of Pureland, and the plot follows Agha’s sensational journey from his humble origins in an impoverished village to winning a Nobel Prize. It charts the tragedy of his exile and paints a dire portrait of a nation.

Said’s debut book has been compared favourably to Rushdie’s ‘Midnight Children’, and is making waves all over South Asia. Join us and other like-minded book lovers as we discuss the book over coffee and some snacks.

This event is FREE and open to the public and appropriate for ages 15 and above

Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed. If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to us at librarylhr@britishcouncil.org.pk.

All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must also be registered for the event.

Location: British Council Lahore Library

Date: Sunday, 21 April 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Registration will close on Friday, 19th April 2019 by 12 noon sharp.

Please note that free valet parking is available for all our events , but must be used at the vehicle owners risk.

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