Click here to view original web page at Saba Karim Khan on the journey of writing, publishing and finding your song
First of all, tell us a bit about your journey. When did you realise that you wanted to be a writer? I grew up in Karachi, in a home filled with hand-written letters, books, ghazals and an abundance of dreams, where a lot would be traded materially for an intellectually or spiritually uplifting experience and where storytelling was a staple. So, in a strange way, we were misfits, because we never really learnt how material things can buy happiness, but rather, were constantly being fed the power of unleashing one's imagination-a dangerous sort of idealism almost! My father was a professor of English Literature and growing up, he would speak to us of three books that he had scripted in his head; most Saturdays were spent at the British Council library; and so, somewhere, my dreams became intimately bound with those of my father. I began craving storytelling, even […]
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