Omar Shahid Hamid, in conversation with Owen Bennett-Jones
Date: 27 May 2014Time: 6:30 PM
Finishes: 27 May 2014Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Khalili Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Book Launch
Series: CSP Seminar Programme
The Prisoner careens through the streets of Karachi, taking the reader on all too real world of jihadis, corrupt police officers and bloodthirsty political henchmen – all placed together in a city where no one is quite what they seem.
‘’The Prisoner sizzles along. It’s got both pace and authority. A tremendous debut novel. You’ll want to finish it in one sitting.’’ Owen Bennett-Jones
Omar Shahid Hamid has served with the Karachi Police for twelve years. During his service, he has been actively targeted by various terrorist groups and organisations. He was wounded in the line of duty and his office was bombed by the Taliban in 2010. He has Masters in Criminal Justice Policy from the LSE and Masters in Law from UCL and undergraduate in Law at Kent.
Owen Bennett-Jones’s Biography
Bennett-Jones has won several awards and has been a presenter of many programems on BBC World Service. He has written for several British newspapers, including The Guardian, Financial Times and The Independent, as well as the London Review of Books. His history of Pakistan: Pakistan: Eye of the Storm, went into a third edition in 2010. In 2012, he was a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.
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