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Granta's special Pakistan issue

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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, presents a discussion on writing about Pakistan with some of the folks involved in the special Pakistan issue of Granta, the legendary British magazine. Speakers include JOHN FREEMAN, editor of Granta; and writers NADEEM ASLAM and Declan Walsh (co-hosts: Hani Yousuf and Sree Sreenivasan). About the issue: "Pakistan is a nation in crisis. It is also a nation at the forefront of a literary renaissance. Granta 112: Pakistan seizes this moment to present politically subversive and nostalgic perspectives and hard-hitting reportage on one of the most discussed nations today. Granta 112 brings to life Pakistan's landscape and culture in fiction, reportage, memoir, travelogue, poetry and, in a special collaboration with the arts organisation Green Cardamom, contemporary art. Like the magazine's issues on India and Australia, Granta 112 is a critical watershed. It is also a celebration of the corona of talent writing in Sindhi, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and in English from within Pakistan which has burst onto the English-language publishing world. More on Granta at Granta.com