Book Club - Asian Authors/Books about Asia Message Board › Reminder: Author Event on Sunday 11 November - Moni Mohsin
A reminder that we have an invited author event coming up in a little more than a week. Moni Mohsin is a Pakistan Author who has written a few books about Pakistani High Society. The books are satirical and funny and will form very good fodor for discussion about people, snobbery, women, Pakistan and everything else.
You should try and read one of the books written by the Author before the event. The details of the books are given below. The format of the evening will be a general Q&A followed by discussions on specific themes related to these books.
Hope many of you can make it to this special meet-up event.
When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:45 PM
Where: The Heights Bar
15th Floor, St George Hotel , Langham Place, Regent Street, W1B 2QS
The Diary of a Social Butterfly
Pakistan may be making headlines—but Butterfly is set to conquer the world. ‘Everyone knows me. All of Lahore, all of Karachi, all of Isloo—oho, baba, Islamabad—half of Dubai, half of London and all of Khan Market and all the nice, nice bearers in Imperial Hotel also...No ball, no party, no dinner, no coffee morning, no funeral, no GT —Get-Together, baba—is complete without me.’ Meet Butterfly, Pakistan’s most lovable, silly, socialite. An avid partygoer, inspired misspeller, and unwittingly acute observer of Pakistani high society, Butterfly is a woman like no other. In her world, SMS becomes S & M and people eat ‘three tiara cakes’ while shunning ‘do number ka maal’. ‘What cheeks!’ as she would say. As her country faces tribulations – from 9/11 to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto—Butterfly glides through her world, unfazed, untouched, and stopped short only by the chip in her manicure. Wicked, irreverent, and hugely entertaining, The Diary of a Social Butterfly gives you a delicious glimpse into the parallel universe of the have-musts.
Tender Hooks ... she can make you laugh out loud even while she delivers hard-hitting critiques of Lahore high society and the state of Pakistani politics.' Kamila Shamsie
This is a wildly entertaining book but, beware, it also bites.' Neel Mukherjee
Our plucky heroine's cousin, Jonkers, has been dumped by his low-class, slutty secretary, and our heroine has been charged with finding him a suitable wife - a rich, fair, beautiful, old-family type. Quickly. But, between you, me and the four walls, who wants to marry poor, plain, hapless Jonkers?
End of Innocence
'Perched on the edge of a car seat, Rani and Laila hurtled towards a love story ...' Western Pakistan, the winter of 1971, and nine-year-old Laila has a secret. Ignored by the adults around her yet desperate to know their world, Laila takes comfort in being the confidant of teenager Rani - privy to details of the older girl's forbidden love affair. But when that affair bears unwelcome fruit, a floundering Rani leans on Laila for solace and support. Yet Laila - still a child - neither comprehends the danger nor is able to help; and thus unwittingly leads Rani towards catastrophe ...