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Karachi – Where the Streets Have Two Names


Join The Second Floor (T2F) for a talk by Nazish Brohi as she takes us on a journey through the streets of Karachi and explores politics, power, and resistance through women’s narratives.

Women’s narratives contour a critical cartography of the city, an experiencing of landscapes through personal histories and political memories. The streets women travel through, the neighborhoods they live in, the places they visit, are not just neutral geographical coordinates but sites for mapping ‘capillaries of power’. Understanding how power operates in everyday lives allows conceptualizing a resistance and agency also embedded in everyday lives.

About the Speaker

Nazish BrohiNazish Brohi has 15 years of experience in the social sector in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. Her research interests are gender; violence; conflict and the state. Her on-going work is in Swat and Balochistan. She has authored ‘The MMA Offensive’ on the rise of political Islam, taught Women’s Studies at the Quaid-e-Azam University, headed the women’s rights program at ActionAid International Pakistan, and is an activist with the Women’s Action Forum.

Date: Sunday, 1st December, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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