For one odd, brief, and singular moment, the catastrophes of my family and my country had come together, showing me how they were woven together, knotted and inextricable. . . .
An excerpt from The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan.
Is it possible that ISIS appeals to some Muslim women not because they are fooled by it, but because its political vision seems to offer solutions to some of their problems?
Followed by a debate.
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On my way back from the bakery, which was closing early because of the rally scheduled that afternoon, a car full of women pulled up in front of mine. Like many other vehicles weaving through Karachi’s dusty streets, it was …
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