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‘Creativity is not born in a vacuum’: Elders and Poetry discussed at Lighthouse

The sentiment that ‘every writer is first a reader’ is one that we’re all somewhat familiar with. It is a universally acknowledged truth that every writer has drawn inspiration from those writing before them. Thus, each generation of writers plays a pivotal role in shaping and influencing the succeeding generation; founding an intricate and intimate […]

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Introducing: The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher

The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch is journalist Sanam Maher’s biography of Pakistan’s first social media star. Prior to reading the book, I wasn’t all that familiar with Baloch or her viral content. The only distinct memory I had of her was the floods of articles reporting her death on my social media […]