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The Upstairs Wife

Author : Rafia Zakaria
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A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women An Indies Introduce Debut Authors Selection For a brief moment on December 27, 2007, life came to a standstill in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, the country’s former prime minister and the first woman ever to lead a Muslim country, had been assassinated at a political rally just outside Islamabad. Back in Karachi—Bhutto’s birthplace and Pakistan’s other great metropolis—Rafia Zakaria’s family was suffering through a crisis of its own: her Uncle Sohail, the man who had brought shame upon the family, was near death. In that moment these twin catastrophes—one political and public, the other secret and intensely personal—briefly converged. Zakaria uses that moment to begin her intimate exploration of the country of her birth. Her Muslim-Indian family immigrated to Pakistan from Bombay in 1962, escaping the precarious state in which the Muslim population in India found itself following the Partition. For them, Pakistan represented enormous promise. And for some time, Zakaria’s family prospered and the city prospered. But in the 1980s, Pakistan’s military dictators began an Islamization campaign designed to legitimate their rule—a campaign that particularly affected women’s freedom and safety. The political became personal when her aunt Amina’s husband, Sohail, did the unthinkable and took a second wife, a humiliating and painful betrayal of kin and custom that shook the foundation of Zakaria’s family but was permitted under the country’s new laws. The young Rafia grows up in the shadow of Amina’s shame and fury, while the world outside her home turns ever more chaotic and violent as the opportunities available to post-Partition immigrants are dramatically curtailed and terrorism sows its seeds in Karachi. Telling the parallel stories of Amina’s polygamous marriage and Pakistan’s hopes and betrayals, The Upstairs Wife is an intimate exploration of the disjunction between exalted dreams and complicated realities.

Report s

Author : Great Britain. Commmission on Employment of Children, Young Persons and Women in Agriculture (1867)
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Garden Plots

Author : Shelley Saguaro
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Focusing on a range of twentieth-century texts and including relevant twenty-first century writing, Garden Plots explores the ways in which gardens in fiction represent more than just a familiar theme. Bound up with wider aesthetic and ideological issues, gardens, like literary forms, are subject to transformations. The term 'plots' is a keyword in this approach. It refers to garden plots, literary plots, and more generally, the plotting that is political, polemical, and subversive. Each of the six chapters includes four texts that are familiar and representative. Authors include Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Carol Shields, J. M. Coetzee, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Jamaica Kincaid, and Philip K. Dick.

Reports from Commissioners

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Report s with Appendices

Author : Great Britain. Commission on employment of children, young persons and women in agriculture (1867)
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Author : Great Britain. Commission of Employment of Children, Young persons and Women in Agriculture (1867)
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Friars Guide to New Zealand Accommodation for the Discerning Traveller Two Thousand and Nine

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The Friars Accommodation Guide quickly established a reputation as a beautiful handbook of top-class accommodation throughout New Zealand, complete with full colour photographs of the venues and descriptive text of special features and amenities. Now in their 14th year of publication, the Friars Guide continues to offer the discerning traveller reliable information on the best places to stay in New Zealand. Featuring top of the range bed and breakfast and self-contained accommodation, along with the best accommodation offering fine dining, this guide is the definitive reference to top New Zealand accommodation.

Sessional Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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British Farmer s Magazine

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The Farmer s Magazine

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