What does it mean to be a Pakistani? Can it mean more than one thing? And what do others think it means?Ziauddin Sardar explores what makes a Pakistani, and whether it's something one wants or ought to be.
Reflecting on his culture and heritage through tales of the Pakistanis in his life, A Person of Pakistani Origins is a whirlwind tour of duelling poets, Bollywood films, a bookish auntie who harbours feminist urges, and a vanishing uncle who reappears miles away. Thoughtful and generously laced with humour, this book delves deep into Pakistan's eclectic culture, and the humble insanity of everyday life for a person of Pakistani origins.
Sardar richly celebrates the importance of where we come from, and of who we become.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/07/2018
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781849049870