Mahira Khan honors Fatima Bhutto’s book at National Theatre in London

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Pakistani actress Mahira Khan recently left a mark at the National Theatre in London, reading at an exclusive preview of Bestselling author Fatima Bhutto’s book The Runaways.

Journalist Mohsin Saeed took the moment to Instagram with a few pictures from the event.

“Two of favourite artists, women together,” he captioned the pictures. “What does it mean to be a citizen? With nationalist politics on the rise around the world, what do we really mean when we speak of extremism and how are these narratives shaped by race and identity? In an age obsessed with ‘post-truth,’ where do the true deceptions lie?”

Fatima Bhutto was joined for an evening of conversation and debate, by Gary Younge, editor-at-large of The Guardian, where actor Mahira Khan read a passage from the book to the audience.

“They discussed Turkish television, how Bollywood may change through the decades but its women are always portrayed as one skin tone – fair – what it means to be an exile and more contemporary popular culture topics from Fatima Bhutto’s new non-fiction book,” Sayeed went on.

“Mahira Khan blew everyone away in the audience with her beautiful reading. This was the first time ever when a Pakistani actor performed at the National Theatre.”

 

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Two of favourite artists, women together What does it mean to be a citizen? With nationalist politics on the rise around the world, what do we really mean when we speak of extremism and how are these narratives shaped by race and identity? In an age obsessed with “post-truth” where do the true deceptions lie? Fatima Bhutto is the bestselling author of Songs of Blood and Sword, the memoir about her father’s life and assassination, and the highly praised The Runaways, an unflinching and moving portrait of radicalism, belonging and Muslim identity. Fatima Bhutto was joined for an evening of conversation and debate, by Gary Younge, editor-at-large at The Guardian and author of Another Day in the Death of America. With a reading by Mahira Khan at the National Theatre, London. They discussed Turkish television, how Bollywood may change through the decades but it’s women are always portrayed as one skin tone- fair- what it means to be an exile and more contemporary popular culture topics from Fatima Bhutto’s new non fiction book Mahirah Khan blew everyone away in the audience with her beautiful reading. This was the first tone ever when a Pakistani actor performed at the National Theatre. In the pictures after the event, the third favourite woman Sabeen Jatoi joins @fbhutto @mahirahkhan #writer #fatimabhutto #fati #mahirakhan #mahirahkhan #actor #pakistaniactor #mahirakhanofficial #nationaltheatre #theguardian #books #reading #theRunaways

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