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Saturday, Feb.

24 #LLF2018 / alhamra arts center, mall road

the program BELOW is tentative and subject to change. For updates, please visit

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10 – 11 a.m. Light at the End of
Trumpian Disruption?

Booker Prize winner

Ben Okri, Mark Leonard, and
Reza Aslan, with Ahmed Rashid

11:15 – 12:15 p.m. MC Activist Aurangzeb Alamgir, Munoo Bhai ki Yaad The Ground Beneath Our Feet In Conversation Book Launch
Man and King Mein Jangal Udaas Hain Coping with climate change Trainspotting When Tribesmen Came Calling:
Emmy winner Riz Ahmed
Reassessing the longest- and Other Works Building an Enduring American
with Mohsin Hamid; I. A. Rehman, Kishwar Dr. Parvez Hassan, Paul Salopek,
ruling Mughal Emperor Business in Pakistan
Moderated by Shahid Zahid Naheed, Wajahat Masood, and Hammed Naqi; Moderated Scottish novelist and
Audrey Truschke and Hussain Naqi; Moderated by Rina Saeed Khan (From playwright Irvine Welsh S. Qaisar Shareef
with F. S. Aijazuddin by Asghar Nadeem Syed Mountains to Mangroves) with novelist Nadifa Mohamed with Irteza Ubaid

12:30 – 1:30 Istanbul: Magnificence Expressions of Mindscapes: The Art of Book Club Changing Perspectives Art and the Human Condition
through the Ages Contemporary China Drawing and Architecture Wavell: Soldier & Statesman on Down Syndrome
Janne Teller, Esther Freud,
Victoria Schofield with
Christopher de Bellaigue (Islamic Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn London-based conservationist Tania Naima Khan, Ali Allawala, Ciler Ilhan, and Sabyn Javeri;
F. S. Aijazuddin
Enlightenment), author Kaya Museum director Melissa Chiu Tanvir Hasan in conversation and Shermeen Alam; Moderated by Tank magazine’s
Genç, and journalist Ghaith in conversation with with iconic architect Moderated by Nadia Jamil Thomas Roueché
Book Launch
Abdul-Ahad; Moderated by poet Shahid Zahid Nayyar Ali Dada
The Fickle 70s:
and scholar Sinan Antoon
Memoirs 1972-79
F. S. Aijazuddin
with Salman T. Kureishi

2:30 – 3:30 Writing of Nationhood The Multiple Lives Soh Thehra Hai Book Launch Myths, Realities, Politics, Adam Zameenzad,
in an Age of Rage of Shoaib Hashmi Yahi Ab Fun Humara The New Pakistani and Imagination: Postconflict Son of Earth
Middle Class Sri Lanka and Women’s Writing Celebrating Salim Ahmed a.k.a.
Kaya Genç, Mohsin Hamid, Iftikhar Arif with
Salman Shahid and Nadia Jamil; Adam Zameenzad, whose The
and Nadifa Mohamed; Asghar Nadeem Syed Scholar Ammara Maqsood Sunela Jayewardene,
Moderated by Adeel Hashmi Thirteenth House was long-listed
Moderated by Robert Worth with architect Arif Hasan; Bhavani Fonseka, and Ameena
for the 1987 Booker Prize
Moderated by Khaled Ahmed Hussein; Moderated by
Maithree Wickramasinghe Salman T. Kureishi, Muneeza
Shamsie, and Athar Tahir
Moderated by Framji Minwalla

3:45 – 4:45 Faiz: Humari Yaadein Pushing the Envelope Sikh Heritage Book Launch Punjab University presents The Mundane as Incubator
after the Raj Governing the Ungovernable Heer Waris Shah
Iftikhar Arif, Zafar Poshni, Satirist Shafaat Ali, unplugged Irvine Welsh, Osama
Te Ajoka Wasaib
and Kishwar Naheed; Amardeep Singh Ishrat Hussain and Illango Siddique, and Esther Freud
Moderated by Masood Asher with Rina Saeed Khan Parchamuthu; Moderated Nabila Rehman and with Hugh Thompson
by Shahid Hamid Ebad Nabeel Shaad;
Moderated by Saeed Ahmed

5–6 A Delirium of Stories Reframing the Paying It Forward Gurg-i-Shabka Novel Nigar Book Club Book Launch
Picture of Asian Art The Orchard of Lost Souls Batwaray Ka Mausam,
Ben Okri on storytelling Cofounder of Kiva, Ikramullah and Masood
Nadifa Mohamed Jallundar se Lahore
with Zareena Saeed Melissa Chiu, Archaeology Jessica Erin Jackley, Asher; Moderated by
with Thomas Roueché
of the Final Decade founder in conversation with Nasir Abbas Nayyar Salman Rashid and Shaista
Vali Mahlouji, and former British Naeem Zamindar Sirajuddin; Moderated
Book Launch
Museum curator Sona Datta by Khaled Ahmed
with Salima Hashmi
Bisma Tirmizi
with Nelofar Bakhtyar
Saturday, Feb. 24 #LLF2018 / alhamra arts center, mall road
the program BELOW is tentative and subject to change. For updates, please visit

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6:15 – 6:45 Keynote Address
The Power of Woke

Dr. Azra Raza; Introduction

by Arfa Sayeda Zehra

7 – 8:30 Dastangoi
Tales in the 13th-
century art form
Sunday, Feb. 25 #LLF2018 / alhamra arts center, mall road
the program BELOW is tentative and subject to change. For updates, please visit

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11:15 a.m. – Asma Jahangir: Warrior Icon Book Launch Mixing Media Ruchi Ram Sahni, Hali, and Afsaanay Ke Safeer Ideal City: Landscapes and
12:15 p.m. The Islamic Enlightenment: The agenda and authenticity Lahore’s Rattigan Road Cultures of Karachi and Lahore
I.A. Rehman, Ahmed Rashid, Ali Akbar Natiq and Syed
The Modern Struggle Between of popular history
Salima Hashmi, Munizae Neera Burra, great-granddaughter Gulzar Husnain; Moderated Arif Hasan, Nayyar Ali Dada,
Faith and Reason
Jahangir, and Jilani Jahangir Mehreen Murtaza, Ayesha of reformer Ruchi Ram Sahni by Ali Madeeh Hashmi and Hiba Ali; Moderated
with BBC’s Lyse Doucet Christopher de Bellaigue, Robert Jatoi, and Vali Mahlouji; (1863-1948), with Sajida Vandal, by Tanvir Hasan
Worth, with Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Moderated by Iftikhar Dadi and Khalid Aftab; Moderated
by Khaled Ahmed

12:30 – 1:30 Parveen Shakir and Tantalizing the Tooth Ghani Khan, Iconoclast Book Launch Women of Myrrh, Screening and discussion
the Marsh Marigold Exploring gastronomic feats Examining the works of the Peach Women of Sand Treasures of the Indus
20th-century Pakhtun poet Emma Glass with Razia Iqbal
Aitzaz Ahsan, Amjad Islam Chef and culinary writer Lebanese author Introduction by Sona Datta
Amjad, and Rakshanda Naveed; Sumayya Usmani in conversation Sabah Husain and Imtiaz Book Launch
Hanan al-Shaykh and Hugh Thompson;
Moderated by Mujahid Barelvi with Momina Aijazuddin Ahmad Sahibzada; Moderated Invisible Ties with Aamer Hussein Moderated by Matt Vaughan
by Shandana Khan Nadya A. R. with Shobhaa De

2:30 – 3:30 Outside the American Prism Mazahmati Shairi A Pilgrimage with Ceramics Wadiye Mehran ke Book Launch Book Launch
Adab ka Husn Muslims Love and Its Seasons
European Council on Foreign Kishwar Naheed Sheherezade Alam
Relations director Mark Leonard and Dr. Azra Raza with Sona Datta Attiya Dawood and Ali Mahmood with Aamer Hussein and
with Hina Rabbani Khar and Noor ul Huda Shah; Qazi Shaukat Fareed Hanan al-Shaykh; Moderated
Zahid Hussain; Moderated Moderated by Amar Sindhu by Framji Minwalla
by Lyse Doucet
3:45 – 4:45 Baghdad Blues Khaab Saraab Pakistan’s Protest Artist Writings from Time Present, Time Past Spotlight, Lahore
Lucknow ki Tareekh Today’s Turkey
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Activist and painter Audrey Truschke Tanvir Hasan and
and Sinan Antoon; Lucknow-based critic and writer Mian Ijaz ul Hassan with Ciler Ilhan and Thomas Roueché and Osama Siddique; Attiq Uddin Ahmed
Moderated by Razia Iqbal Anis Ashfaq and Masood Asher Aitzaz Ahsan and Quddus Mirza with Christopher de Bellaigue Moderated by Sona Dutta
with Nasir Abbas Nayyar

5–6 Beyond Extremism Book Launch Poetry Slam! Fariduddin Masoud

Seventy … And to Hell With It! de Jewan Te Kam
Reza Aslan Ben Okri, Sinan Antoon,
with Khaled Ahmed Shobhaa De and Salman T. Kureishi
Asma Qadri
with Sabyn Javeri with Shaista Sirajuddin

6:30 – 7:40 Performance Why Is Shakespeare

Laal celebrates rights Shakespeare?
activist Asma Jahangir An evening with
with new Urdu and Punjabi Zia Mohyeddin
poetry and music from their
upcoming album, Rang

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