06 Feb '11, 9am

KARACHI - Pakistan is hosting one of the world's youngest and fastest-growing literary festivals,... #news #Karachi

KARACHI - Pakistan is hosting one of the world's youngest and fastest-growing literary festivals,... #news #Karachi

KARACHI - Pakistan is hosting one of the world's youngest and fastest-growing literary festivals, a showcase of new talent where writers urge citizens to reverse the tide of Islamist extremism and global isolation. Now into a second year and determined to become an annual fixture on the international circuit, the Karachi Literature Festival portrays the softer face of a country more often associated with terrorism than award-winning prose. Students, authors, budding writers and avid readers have descended on a hotel in an exclusive neighbourhood near the Arabian Sea for two days of book launches, workshops, dance, music and theatrical exhibits ending Sunday. "It's to promote our authors, who are underrated and do not get the credit they're due, and also to interest people in reading and buying books," organiser and Oxford University Press managing director Ameena Saiyid to...

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