Mahira Khan Reads Fatima Bhutto’s Latest Novel in London

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Mahira Khan becomes the first Pakistani to perform at the National Theater in London

Our superstar Mahira Khan is collaborating with Fatima Bhutto for the promotion of her latest novel ‘The Runaways’. These two influential ladies are in the United Kingdom these days to attend multiple events for the same purpose.

In a recent event in London, the Karachi-based author Fatima Bhutto discussed her book at the National Theater. She also talked about Pakistani politics with Gary Younge, the editor-at-large at The Guardian and the author of ‘Another Day in the Death of America’.

What made this event livelier was that our gorgeous Mahira Khan read a passage from ‘The Runaways’ to the audience. This is also the first time ever that a Pakistani got the opportunity to perform at the National Theater in London.

‘The Runaways’ was officially released in March throughout the United Kingdom. It follows the story of three characters from Karachi who escape their homes and families to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS).

Journalist Mohsin Sayeed who covered this event wrote:

Two of favourite artists, women together
What does it mean to be a citizen? With nationalist politics on the rise around the world, what do we really mean when we speak of extremism and how are these narratives shaped by race and identity? In an age obsessed with “post-truth” where do the true deceptions lie?

Fatima Bhutto is the bestselling author of Songs of Blood and Sword, the memoir about her father’s life and assassination, and the highly praised The Runaways, an unflinching and moving portrait of radicalism, belonging and Muslim identity.

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Two of favourite artists, women together What does it mean to be a citizen? With nationalist politics on the rise around the world, what do we really mean when we speak of extremism and how are these narratives shaped by race and identity? In an age obsessed with “post-truth” where do the true deceptions lie? Fatima Bhutto is the bestselling author of Songs of Blood and Sword, the memoir about her father’s life and assassination, and the highly praised The Runaways, an unflinching and moving portrait of radicalism, belonging and Muslim identity. Fatima Bhutto was joined for an evening of conversation and debate, by Gary Younge, editor-at-large at The Guardian and author of Another Day in the Death of America. With a reading by Mahira Khan at the National Theatre, London. They discussed Turkish television, how Bollywood may change through the decades but it’s women are always portrayed as one skin tone- fair- what it means to be an exile and more contemporary popular culture topics from Fatima Bhutto's new non fiction book Mahirah Khan blew everyone away in the audience with her beautiful reading. This was the first tone ever when a Pakistani actor performed at the National Theatre. In the pictures after the event, the third favourite woman Sabeen Jatoi joins @fbhutto @mahirahkhan #writer #fatimabhutto #fati #mahirakhan #mahirahkhan #actor #pakistaniactor #mahirakhanofficial #nationaltheatre #theguardian #books #reading #theRunaways

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Talking about Mahira Khan, he said that she ‘blew everyone away’ with her beautiful reading and we cannot be more proud of our superstar!

With a reading by Mahira Khan at the National Theatre, London. They discussed Turkish television, how Bollywood may change through the decades but its women are always portrayed as one skin tone- fair- what it means to be an exile and more contemporary popular culture topics from Fatima Bhutto’s new non-fiction book
Mahirah Khan blew everyone away in the audience with her beautiful reading. This was the first tone ever when a Pakistani actor performed at the National Theatre.

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