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VIRTUAL EVENT: MIRA SETHI - Are You Enjoying?

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual Event
Free
Are You Enjoying?: Stories Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781524732875
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

In conversation with Rafia Zakaria

EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Digital Doors Open at 5:45PM CDT
  • Event Begins at 6:00PM CDT 
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.


ABOUT ARE YOU ENJOYING?

An exhilarating debut by a young writer from Pakistan: provocative, funny, disarmingly original stories that upend traditional notions of identity and family, and peer into the vulnerable workings of the human heart.

From the high-stakes worlds of television and politics to the intimate corridors of home—including the bedroom—these wryly observed, deeply revealing stories look at life in Pakistan with humor, compassion, psychological acuity, and emotional immediacy. Childhood best friends agree to marry in order to keep their sexuality a secret. A young woman with an anxiety disorder discovers the numbing pleasures of an illicit love affair. A radicalized student’s preparations for his sister’s wedding involve beating up the groom. An actress is forced to grow up fast on the set of her first major tv show, where the real intrigue takes place off-screen. Every story bears witness to the all-too-universal desire to be loved, and what happens when this longing gets pushed to its limits. Are You Enjoying? is a free-spirited, confident, indelible introduction to a galvanizing new talent.


ABOUT MIRA SETHI

MIRA SETHI is an actor and a writer. She grew up in Lahore and attended Wellesley College, after which Sethi worked as a books editor at The Wall Street Journal. She has written op-ed pieces for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian. Sethi regularly appears in mainstream Pakistani drama series on television. She lives in Lahore, Karachi, and San Francisco.

ABOUT RAFIA ZAKARIA

RAFIA ZAKARIA is the author of Against White Feminism, to be released by W. W Norton in August 2021. Her previous books include The Upstairs Wife (2015) and Veil (2017).


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