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Bina Shah

Bina Shah is a Pakistani-based writer, novelist and NYT columnist. She is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. She is a regular columnist for the International New York Times, the Dawn, the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, and has written for the Independent and the Guardian. Her fiction and non fiction essays have been published in Granta, Wasafiri, the Istanbul Review, Bengal Lights, Asian Cha, and Critical Muslim.
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Purdah

In Pakistan, women’s visibility in public spheres and in the economy is still negligible. This is a problem that hampers our growth as a nation. No matter what concrete steps we take to encourage and empower women in the professional…

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The Highest Mountain -Part 2

This is part two of the post, The Highest Mountain. Click here for part one. II. Telling women’s stories is the answer In my home province of Sindh, bordering the sea is in the south of Pakistan, there was once a…

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The Highest Mountain

Pakistani women climb a hard road, up the highest mountain — patriarchy —  but this is a mountain that they will conquer. In this essay, Bina Shah explains how telling women’s stories is the first step towards empowerment. The Highest Mountain in Pakistan I am…

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