Books … Anyone??
Sadly, with the Karafilm festival going on in the city, I see a nice event getting completely ignored. But being a Book Lover, how could I miss that small news in Review-Dawn which goes like this..
OUP is holding its first Karachi International Book Fair in which books from Pakistan, India, UK and USA will be on sale at the Expo Centre from December 7. The chief guest on the occasion will be Dr Hamida Khoro and keynote speaker will be Dr Romila Thapal. The programme will start at 4pm.
I dont have any idea what OUP is, nor do I know if they’ll let me In… I was only Happy to see something of my interest atlast.
Though one can find any kind of book in Karachi, original or pirated… which you can buy from Thailas [cart stalls] to Paramount and Liberty bookstores… I still appreciate such events going on, which highlights the importance of books in our lives… even in this era of technology where we’ve almost forgotten what books are!!