The Lyterati Society invites you to join Shazaf Fatima Haider for the launch of her debut novel ‘How It Happened‘ at The Lyceum School Premises on Sunday, January 20th, 2013. The launch will be moderated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. The event will begin at 4:30 pm.
About the Author:
Shazaf Fatima Haider holds a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Karachi. She has taught English at the O, A and bachelor’s levels. She has contributed several articles to Books and Authors, The Magazine and also the DAWN blog. Her short story, ‘The Homecoming’ was published in ‘Papercuts’ vol. 8, July 2011. This is her first novel, to be released in December 2012.
About the Book:
Dadi, the imperious matriarch of the Bandian family in Karachi, swears by the virtues of arranged marriages. All her ancestors – including a dentally and optically challenged aunt – have been perfectly well-served by such arrangements. But her grandchildren are harder to please.
Haroon, the apple of her eye, has to suffer half a dozen candidates until he finds the perfect Shia-Syed girl of his dreams. But it is Zeba, his sister, who has the tougher time, as she is accosted by a bevy of suitors, including a potbellied cousin and a banker who reeks of sesame oil.
Told by the witty, hawk-eyed Saleha, their precocious and youngest sibling, this is a romantic, engaging and utterly delightful story about how marriages are made and unmade – not in the heavens but in the drawing room and over the phone.
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