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Mohammed Hanif’s 2008 debut, “A Case of Exploding Mangoes,” employed satire and the distance of a recent historical setting to bravely grapple with issues of military dominance and authoritarianism that continue to afflict Pakistani society..

Mr. Hanif has followed this success up with “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti,” a novel set in contemporary Pakistan which is darker, less humorous and perhaps more daring than his earlier work.The novel centers around Alice Bhatti, a beautiful, scrappy 27-year-old whose father is a drain cleaner from French Colony, a poor Christian quarter of Karachi, as she tries to make her way in life by training as a nurse, marrying a bodybuilder and becoming a mother.

Mahvesh had Mr.Hanif in the CityFm89 studios a day before the book launch talking to him about his new books, his favorite music and much more! Here’s the interview for those who missed it:

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